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Network maps not available for admin tasks

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Guy, Oct 30, 2007.

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    I have been testing vista (business version) on a small novell network so that I can decide whether or not new purchases should be with vista or stick to XP. One problem I am having is that network drives, when mapped at logon, are not available for administrative tasks. Take this simple scenario: I log into vista/novell using my login name "Guy" who is in the administrators group on the vista machine. Novell maps drive "Z:\" to a network drive. I am able to browse this network drive normally. I find a file on "Z:\" that I need to copy to my local machine so I right click and copy it. I attempt to paste it onto my "C:\" drive and get a prompt that it requires the task to be preformed by the administrator. I click the continue button and vista tries to complete the file copy but I get an error that drive "Z:\" doesn't exist. The file doesn't copy and I can't seem to do anything about it.

    I did further testing to confirm that this is the problem by running the command prompt.

    Test 1) I ran it normally and tried to change drives to Z:\. Success! Then I tried to copy Z:\file.exe to C:\file.exe. Access Denied.

    Test 2) I ran the command promt using "run as administrator..." and tried to change to drives to Z:\. Fail (Drive doe not exist). Then I tried to copy Z:\file.exe to C:\file.exe. Fail (Drive does not exist).

    Test 3) I ran the command promt using "run as administrator..." and tried to copy the file using the absolute path: \\server\system\public\file.exe to c:\file.exe. SUCCESS!


    So I am not pretty sure that the major problem here is that my network path maps are not available to the "administrator" when I run high security tasks. The problem is I do not know how to fix this problem. Any help would be appreciated.


    Thank you.
     
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