Cloud Drive Mapper (v2.3.3 and above) now supports the ability for your users to set-up their own drives to 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 set-up your Teams Drive


  1. Ensure you're using CDM v.2.3.3 or above (download latest version)
  2. Go through the 'advanced mode' AAD admin permissions process (see knowledge-base article)
  3. 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
  4. Create/deploy a registry key string AllowCustomDrives value = true
    - ideally to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IAM Cloud\CloudDriveMapper
    - else to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IAM Cloud\CloudDriveMapper


How your users create their own drives

  1. Users should navigate to the Cloud Drive Mapper client in the System Tray and right click
  2. The users will now see an option 'Manage my drives', click this
  3. 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
  4. 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. 
  5. 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 support@iamcloud.com and we'll be glad to advise.