Supported Platforms

Cloud Driver Mapper supports the following platforms:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Server 2008 /R2
  • Server 2012 R2
  • Server 2016
  • Server 2019
  • Citrix XenApp
  • Citrix XenDesktop 
  • Windows Server RDS 
  • VMWare Horizon


Pre-requisites


Internet Zone Settings

The following zones are automatically adjusted on installation. However when the machine is in a domain type environment where GPOs are mostly likely in place controlling such settings, then these will need to be added to the policy to avoid them being overwritten on the next policy update. For users in NON domain workgroup environments then this is automatically adjusted on installation. The requirements for the zone settings are as follows:


  • For GPO settings                    
    • Local Intranet Zone  = 1
    • Trusted Zone            = 2

 

Framework NET 4.6


For Cloud Drive Mapper to successfully work, at least Framework .NET 4.6.2 must be installed.

If you do not already have this installed it can be accessed via a Windows Update.  NET Framework should be selected from the optional downloads to install the latest version.

Or alternatively, you can use this URL: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/5a4x27ek(v=vs.110).aspx



If you’re not too sure which .NET Framework you’re currently running, follow the steps below.

 How to check your .NET version

Run the following query as a command line :-

reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full" /v Version

OR

Press ‘Windows+R’ on your desktop or alternately click start and chose the option ‘Run’.



In the run box, type Regedit.exe to open your registry editor.

Once open, go to the following location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full

If that location does not exist, you don’t have .NET Framework 4.6 or later.



Check for a DWORD value named Release. The existence of the Release DWORD indicates that the .NET Framework 4.5 or newer has been installed on that computer.


The value of the Release DWORD indicates which version of the .NET Framework is installed.




WebClient service (Server 2008)

Cloud Drive Mapper will auto start the WebClient service, however to improve performance on start-up it is recommended on all workstations to configure this to running.

To confirm this in Group Policy Management

Navigate to: Computer Configuration > Preferences > Control Panel Settings > Services.

Right-click on Services and choose New > Service.



Right-click on Services and choose New > Service.




Change start-up to automatic, Enter WebClient for the service name and change service action to start service.


Select OK and ensure you link the policy to any OU’s containing users or workstations you wish to use with Cloud Drive Mapper.



WebClient service (Server 2012,16,19)


The web client service is included in the WebDAV Redirector feature. To install via PowerShell:


Install-WindowsFeature WebDAV-Redirector –Restart


The server will then need a reboot. After the reboot, verify that you have the WebDAV-Redirector feature installed:


Get-WindowsFeature WebDAV-Redirector | Format-Table –Autosize


To select the automatic start:


Set-Service WebClient -StartupType Automatic


Set-Service MRxDAV -StartupType Automatic


Start the services by running the following commands:


Start-Service WebClient


Start-Service MRxDAV



To install via Server Manager


2012:


Start Server Manager | Manage | Add Roles and Features






Select Installation Type of Role based or feature based installation







Choose the server to install the feature on (in my case I’m running server manager locally on the server I want to install the WebClient service on)

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Just click Next to skip over Server Roles (it’s a feature we want to enable not a role)

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Expand the User Interfaces and Infrastructure feature. By default this feature is partially installed. We need the Desktop Experience component of this feature. The WebClient is bundled with this component. It is only possible to install the WebClient by enabling the entire Desktop experience and WebClient is not available on it’s own.

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Check Desktop Experience and you will be prompted to also install the pre-requisite Ink and Handwriting Services. Click Add Features.

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This change required a server restart for me (and the feature installation continued after the restart) so check the option to have the server automatically restart if required.

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Click Install and your server should restart and the feature installation will complete once the server comes back up.

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Now check the Windows Services and ensure WebClient is present and running

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2016 + 2016:



The WebClient service is included in the “WebDAV Redirector” feature.


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