Azure Files support Server Message Block protocol standard (SMB) and give the capability to create a file share to an on-premises server as a mapped network drive.

Create Storage Account

 Setting Value
Name Type the Storage account name, must be unique.
Deployment model For new deployments select Resource manager, for existing deployments, select Classic
Account Kind For more details, visit the following link
Location Select the storage account location
Replication For more details, visit the following link
Performance HDD drives are for Standard Performance & SSD drives are for Premium Performance
Secure Transfer required For more details, visit the following link.
Subscription Select your Azure subscription
Resource groupSelect the Resource Group for your storage account deployment
Virtual networksIf Enabled then you can access this storage account from the specified VNet (existing or a new one)


Enter your storage account blade and click Files.

Create New File Share

After clicking Files, click the File share button in the menu.

Specify Name and Quota fields

Your new File share is ready.

To map to a network drive, right click on your new File share and select Connect

Execute the appropriate command on your local machine

Azure File Share is mounted on the local machine











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