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SharePoint 2013 Design Manager: Map network drive on Windows Server 2012

07 Feb 2013
February 7, 2013

So the best way to adjust and edit MasterPages and DisplayTemplates in SharePoint 2013 is to map a network drive and edit the files directly there or copy them to this location.

If your SharePoint is hosted on Windows Server 2012 this does not work without configuration – I am really surprised that the config wizard or the PreRequisite Installer does not add the required service – but lets just focus on the solution.

Solution

Open the Server Manager.

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Click next until “Features”.

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Expand the greyed-out “User Interfaces and Infrastructure”, check the Desktop Experience entry (I took the screenshot after installing it).

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Click next and install the feature. Then you have to reboot the Server.

After the reboot open the Service Manager (services.msc) and start the WebClient service – and if you want set it to automatic start so it works after the next reboot.

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After this open an explorer and try to connect to \\<hostname>\_catalogs\ and the result should look like this:

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