Connect SQL Server to a Windows Shared Folder

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This is how you can connect SQL Server to a Share folder for your backups. After running this, you will see the letter T: in the GUI. Each line must be run seperatly.

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  1. EXEC xp_cmdshell 'NET USE'-- to list the mapped drives
  2. EXEC xp_cmdshell 'NET USE T: \\\share /user:\pollusb password' --to connect
  3. EXEC xp_cmdshell 'DIR T:\ /b'
  4. EXEC xp_cmdshell 'NET USE T: /D' -- to remove the share
  5. -- Note : you can also make the connection permanent by using /PERSISTENT:YES
  6. -- More info on NET USE /? on CMD

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