How do I configure eDiscovery to collect from a Network Share?



  • Ability to access the desired network share from the Site Server machine
  • Site Server set to use a CIDR range that encompasses the desired network share
  • An account with at least read access to that network share



  1. Log in to eDiscovery
  2. Open Management
  3. Open the System Configuration page
  4. Click Share Credentials
  5. Enter the credentials for the account with access to your network shares and click Save
    Note: If many of your network shares will require different credentials, then this should be set to either the service account or the account with access to the highest number of shares
  6. Open the Data Sources page and click Network Shares
  7. Click  to add a new share
  8. In the Details pane, set the fields as defined below, then click OK:
  • Path: UNC network path to the desired share (we recommend against using DFS paths)
  • Description (optional): A show description to better define your share
  • Under User Credentials do one of the following:
    • Select No Credentials to use the credentials from step 4
    • Select New Credentials to specify new credentials with access to this share

Note: The Ediscovery "service account" is used for browsing network share locations, within the job creation dialog. The actual collection is performed by the account which is configured under "Share Credentials".