I need to map a drive without being prompted for the password. I am trying to use net use and putting the password inline within the command. I get an error.

net use H: \\MYSERVER\MYFOLDERS\Backup /user:ABCCompany\JoeUser oasddkjkla

I get the following error: 'sddkj' is not recognized as an internal or external command. If it's not obvious, it's a part of the password that I entered.

The command works fine if I remove the password and enter it upon the dialog box. I'm using Windows 10. Is it still acceptable to pass the password right after the username?

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    The command above looks correct to me. when writing your batch file, what program did you use?
    – Stese
    May 14, 2018 at 14:54
  • As I read the documentation, the password should follow the network share address.
    – AFH
    May 14, 2018 at 15:34
  • @Stese I used both the command window and a SQL Server cmd call. Both returned the same error.
    – Bill Greer
    May 14, 2018 at 16:13
  • @AFH Can you point me to the documentation you read?
    – Bill Greer
    May 14, 2018 at 16:14
  • Type net use /?. or look here.
    – AFH
    May 14, 2018 at 17:04

2 Answers 2


Please try using:

net use H: \\MYSERVER\MYFOLDERS\Backup oasddkjkla /user:ABCCompany\JoeUser 

net use w: \\myserver\fileshare /user:MyID MyPassword

If you have a space in the password you need to put it in quotes, for example:

net use w: \\myserver\fileshare /user:"tom jone" "go to it"

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