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Map Share to free Driveletter

With this code snippet a share can be mapped to the next free drive letter.

$share = "\\any\unc\path"
$PSProviderAlphabet = [char[]]([char]'C'..[char]'Z')
$UsedPSProvider = (get-psdrive).Name | Sort-Object
$FreePSProvider = $PSProviderAlphabet | ? {$UsedPSProvider -notcontains $_}

New-PSDrive -Name $FreePSProvider[0] -PSProvider "FileSystem" -Root $share

It is especially useful if you have to work with a driveletter in the code or if the share has to be mapped in the Scirpt and has to be removed at the end of the script.

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