Configure Drive Substitutes

  • At Composition > Actions By Type > Files and Folders > Drive Substitutes, the option Refresh Drive Substitutes when network connectivity changes allows you to refresh Drive Substitutes automatically when the network connectivity of a session changes. This ensures that connection state-dependent Drive Substitutes become available or disappear correctly.
  • You can override the global settings of this feature for specific Workspace Containers.
  • When configuring a drive substitute, you can optionally enter a note in the Administrative note field. This is useful to differentiate the substitutes that you configured.
  • When specifying the hide drives behavior for a drive substitute, the option Always hide, but allow access will hide drives, but they are still available to users that need access to them. This is useful, for example, for local floppy disks. If a local floppy disk is not hidden, this can seriously slow down the initial appearance of Windows Explorer or file dialog windows. You can change the default behavior for all drive substitutes if necessary.
  • The field Physical drive and path specifies the physical drive and path to the drive that will be substituted for the virtual drive that you selected in the field Virtual drive.
  • The Required connection state field specifies the required connection state that allows the setting to be applied. For example, this allows you to configure a setting that will only be applied if a computer has an online connection state.
  • When a session starts, the applicable drive substitutes are set in the order in which they appear in this list. If necessary, change the order to ensure the correct processing.
  • Click the Access Control tab to configure the Access Control criteria of the drive substitute.
  • Click the Workspace Control tab to configure to which Workspace Container(s) the drive substitute applies.