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Managed mappings

This policy is applicable to version 2.0 and above

Policy description

By using the feature Managed Mappings (policy name "Sharepoint Sites"), you can map specific SharePoint sites and libraries to your KONNEKT. You can additionally define drive letters to those mappings.
To add mappings, go to the policy and click on Show...
Using this policy for drive-letter mapping will always map the the default document library as root.
To map all libraries of one site you need to map the site and enable the policy AddAllSharePointLibraries
If you specify a library in the URL, only this library will be directly mapped.
This policy does not support folder mapping, for folder mapping please use net use as described here.
We have a feature-request in the backlog to improve the flexibility of mappings in a future version of KONNEKT.
SharePoint Subsites are currently not supported with KONNEKT Managed Mappings. Please use Auto Mapping to use Subsites with KONNEKT, instead.
We have a feature-request in the backlog to improve the flexibility of mappings in a future version of KONNEKT.
Please also note Microsoft's recommendations regarding subsites, as subsites have limited scalability and can cause performance issues.

Policy definition

Policy name: Sharepoint Sites
Syntax of site definition:
<sharepoint-url>[|<Name>[|<DriveLetter>[|<TenantName>[|<Favorite>]]]]
  • <sharepoint-url>: Your sharepoint site/library URL. Must be URL encoded (e.g. Spaces are represented by %20). If you are mapping your root site (requires KONNEKT 2.7.0 or newer), please make sure to have a slash at the end of the <sharepoint-url> . Example: Your root site: https://contoso.sharepoint.com The Managed Mapping should look like this: https://contoso.sharepoint.com/|RootSite|R:
  • <Name>: Name you choose for the mapped site. This name must be unique for each mapping. optional => value may be empty
  • <DriveLetter>: Drive letter for drive mapping. optional => value may be empty
  • <TenantName>: Microsoft365 tenant-name for the corresponding account that must be used to access this site. (<TenantName>.onmicrosoft.com). optional => value may be empty
  • <Favorite>: Indicate if mapping shall be a KONNEKT favorite. You must run KONNEKT 2.2.1 or newer for this feature to work properly. Possible values: - FALSE (default) - TRUE optional => value may be empty
Site mapping result:
Drive mapping result:

Examples

All libraries of a site

https://mytenant.sharepoint.com/sites/mysite
This will map the default document library of this site. The drive will be labeled as "mysite"
To map all libraries you need to enable the policy AddAllSharePointLibraries

Dedicated library of a site

https://mytenant.sharepoint.com/sites/mysite/Shared%20Documents|MySite Docs
This will add the "shared documents" library of the site "mysite". The Drive will be labeled "MySite Docs".

Assign a drive letter

https://mytenant.sharepoint.com/sites/mysite/Shared%20Documents|MySite Docs|M:
This will add the "shared documents" library of the site "mysite". The Drive will be labeled "MySite Docs". The network path will be mapped to drive M.

Map foreign tenant

https://foreignTenant.sharepoint.com/sites/mysite||X:|ForeignTenant
This will add all document libraries of the site "mysite", from the tenant "ForeignTenant.onmicrosoft.com". The network path will be mapped to drive X.
The user must have an account configured in KONNEKT, that belongs to the Microsoft Entra ID (Azure AD) in the tenant "ForeignTenant".

Make mapping a KONNEKT favorite

https://mytenant.sharepoint.com/sites/mysite/Shared%20Documents|MySite Docs|||TRUE
This will add the "shared documents" library of the site "mysite". The Drive will be labeled "MySite Docs". It will be added as KONNEKT favorite.

There are several ways to apply the policy

  1. 1.
    via GPO, see settings via GPO
  2. 2.
    pushing policies via Intune, see settings for Intune Managed Devices
  3. 3.
    manually by adding the key in the registry under machine or user registry settings
We highly recommend to use 1. or 2., since this policy has several components.

Manual setting in registry

You do not need this, if you use GPO or Intune management.
The policy consists of two components in the registry:
  1. 1.
    Value (activate the feature)
  2. 2.
    Key with value per mapping (describe every single mapping)

1. Value

  • Value name: SharepointSites
  • Value type: REG_DWORD
  • Value data: 1 (to activate the feature)
  • Value stored in:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\GlueckKanja\Konnekt or
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\GlueckKanja\Konnekt

2. Key with value per mapping

  • Key name: SharepointSites
  • Key stored in:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\GlueckKanja\Konnekt or
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\GlueckKanja\Konnekt
Under this key, one value/data entry has to be generated per mapping:
  • Value name: equals Value data
  • Value type: REG_SZ
  • Value data: see Policy definition.
  • Value stored in:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\GlueckKanja\Konnekt\SharepointSites or
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\GlueckKanja\Konnekt\SharepointSites