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Setting up a SharePoint Network Location

Please follow the steps below to map a SharePoint as a Network Location within Right Networks.

If your SharePoint site has become disconnected, you will find instructions at the bottom of the page to help reconnect it.

Adding a SharePoint Site as a Network Location

1. Go to the SharePoint website portal.office.com in Internet Explorer from within the Right Networks environment.

2. Make sure to select the check-box labeled Keep me signed in. If this is not selected the  SharePoint mapping will not work correctly.


3. Sign in using your Office 365 credentials.

4. Click on the Sites icon.


5. Click the site for which you want to set up a connection.


6. Click Documents on the left.


7. Copy the first part of the URL up to the .com as shown below.


8. Open the Windows Explorer in Right Networks and click on File.

9. Select Add a network location.



10. When the wizard comes up select Next.

11. Select Choose a custom network location and then select Next.

12. Enter in the address that you copied from the instructions aboveThe full URL should look similar to the following: 

  • https://rightnetworks.sharepoint.com

13. Enter the name that will be associated with the network location. We suggest calling it SharePoint.

14. You will now be able to Open and Save documents to this folder from within any application as well as navigate to it from the File Explorer.

Reconnecting a Disconnected SharePoint Site

Occasionally,  SharePoint drive mapping will break itself for security purposes and need to be reconnected. Should this occur, please follow these steps:

1. Make sure Windows Explorer is closed.

2. Open Internet Explorer.

3. Go to portal.office.com and log in with your Office 365 credentials.

  • The user must select the check box for Keep me signed in. If this check box is not selected the mapping will not work correctly.

4. Launch Sites and click Documents on the left hand side. This should reestablish the connection. To confirm, open Windows Explorer and confirm you can see the SharePoint network location.

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