DriveCmdletProvider.InitializeDefaultDrives Method


Gives the provider the ability to map drives after initialization.

 virtual System::Collections::ObjectModel::Collection<System::Management::Automation::PSDriveInfo ^> ^ InitializeDefaultDrives();
protected virtual System.Collections.ObjectModel.Collection<System.Management.Automation.PSDriveInfo> InitializeDefaultDrives ();
abstract member InitializeDefaultDrives : unit -> System.Collections.ObjectModel.Collection<System.Management.Automation.PSDriveInfo>
override this.InitializeDefaultDrives : unit -> System.Collections.ObjectModel.Collection<System.Management.Automation.PSDriveInfo>
Protected Overridable Function InitializeDefaultDrives () As Collection(Of PSDriveInfo)



A collection of the drives the provider wants to be added to the session upon initialization.

The default implementation returns an empty PSDriveInfo collection.


After the Start method is called on a provider, the InitializeDefaultDrives method is called. This is an opportunity for the provider to mount drives that are important to it. For instance, the Active Directory provider might mount a drive for the defaultNamingContext if the machine is joined to a domain.

All providers should mount a root drive to help the user with discoverability. This root drive might contain a listing of a set of locations that would be interesting as roots for other mounted drives. For instance, the Active Directory provider my create a drive that lists the naming contexts found in the namingContext attributes on the RootDSE. This will help users discover interesting mount points for other drives.

Applies to