Mapping Cloud Drive Folders
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Mapping Cloud Drive Folders

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You can define more than one cloud drive for a CTERA Agent to map to. By default, there is only one mounted drive, /, which is mapped to Z: or the first free letter less than Z:.

As well as being able to define multiple drives for specific folders in the cloud drive, you can specify a specific letter you want to assign to a specific folder in the cloud drive.

For example, you can specify /My Files has the drive letter R: and /My Files/Templates has the drive letter T:

You specify the mappings in an adm file, ctera-mount.adm available from the Download Center.

In ctera-mount.adm DriveLetter is the drive letter that will be associated with this mount-point. Enter a letter from A: to Z: and Path is the folder path to mount. "/" represents the user's Cloud Drive. To map the user's My Files folder, use* /My Files*. To map a Shared With Me folder called example use /Shared With Me/example.


By default, ctera-mount.adm contains 4 available mappings that can be individually configured using the following procedure. If you want to define more than four drive letters, you have to edit the ctera-mount.adm file for the number of drives you want to map.

The following procedure describes installation using a Windows 2012 Active Directory domain. It is similar for Windows Server 2016.

To define specific drives:

  1. Obtain the ctera-mount.adm from the Download Center.
  2. In the Start menu, select Administrative Tools > Group Policy Management.
    The Group Policy Management consoleis displayed:
    This console enables you to create domain-wide policies or policies for specific organizational units.
  3. In the navigation pane, drill-down to the domain or organizational unit for which you want to create the policy, right-click it and select Create a new GPO in this domain and Link it here.
    The New GPO window is displayed.
    If a policy already exists, go to step 8.
  4. Enter a name for the policy and click OK.
  5. In the navigation pane, select the domain and in the right pane, select the Linked Group Policy Objects tab.
  6. Double-click the policy to display the policy.

    If a Group Policy Management Console message is displayed, click OK.

    The policy details are displayed:
  7. In the Security Filtering area, perform the following steps for each user or user group for which you would like to install CTERA Agent:
    1. Click Add.
      The Select User, Computer, or Group window is displayed.
    2. In the Enter the object name to select area, type the name of the user/group.
      To enable installing CTERA Agent for all users/groups, type Everyone.
    3. Click OK.
  8. Right-click the policy you created and select Edit.
    The Group Policy Management Editor is displayed.
  9. In the navigation pane, expand Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates.
  10. Right-click Administrative Templates and select Add/Remove Templates.
    The Add/Remove Templates window is displayed.
  11. Click Add, browse to the ctera-mount.adm file and select it and click Open.
    The ctera-mount.adm file is displayed in the Add/Remove Templates window.
  12. Click Close.
  13. In the navigation pane, expand Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Classic Administrative Templates and click the CTERA Agent Settings node.
    By default, the template contains 4 available mappings that can be individually configured.
  14. Right-click the first displayed CTERA Agent Drive Mappings entry and select Edit.
    The Configure CTERA Agent Drive Mappings window is displayed.
  15. Set the Enabled option.
  16. Specify the drive letter and the folder path for this drive letter.
  17. Click Next Setting to set the next drive mapping.
  18. Click OK.

Every user who is part of the group policy sees that the drives specified in the ctera-mount.adm file are mounted, unless the specified drive letter Is already assigned, in which case the next free letter less than the assigned letter is used.

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