Cloud Drive Mapper (v2.8 and above) now supports the ability for your users to set-up their own drives to OneDrive, SharePoint Online and MS Teams. In most cases, we imagine our customers would rather centrally administer this process but we have encountered a number of organisations who would prefer to give their users autonomy to handle this themselves.
As such, this feature is off by default and has to activated by a registry key.
How to enable 'Manage My Drives'
- Ensure you're using CDM v.2.3.3 or above (download latest version)
- Go through the 'advanced mode' AAD admin permissions process (see knowledge-base article)
- Create/deploy a registry key string EnableAdvanceMode value = true
- ideally to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IAM Cloud\CloudDriveMapper
- else to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IAM Cloud\CloudDriveMapper
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\IAM Cloud\CloudDriveMapper" /v "EnableAdvanceMode" /t "REG_SZ" /d "true" /f
How your users create their own drives
- Users should navigate to the Cloud Drive Mapper client in the System Tray and right click
- The users will now see an option 'Manage my drives', click this
- A pop-up window will appear where users can select:
- A dropdown list with available drive letters
- A dropdown list with all of their available SPO & Teams Sites (that they have permission to access)
- A second dropdown with the available document libraries (that they have permission to access)
- A field where they can enter their drive name
- Users can add as many drives as they want (within the letters available), and then click 'Apply'. This popup window will disappear, and CDM will begin mapping the new drives.
- The config data is stored in each user's OneDrive account, which means it will persist across different sessions and machines.
If you need any help with this please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be glad to advise.