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"share does not exist on this computer" error when installing SCCM

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  • So i'm installing SCCM 2007 SP2 in our Lab environment and during the install, i get the following error.
    "<08-10-2010 14:20:22> The D$ share does not exist on this computer."

    The only reason why I can see it going to a D$ share is that I set it to look for updates/apps in a folder on the local D drive (local disk, not a network share).  the install log file is below along with server specs.

    if i am forgetting any pertinent info, let me know.  i'll be the first to admit that i'm a noob at all of this.

    <08-10-2010 14:20:14> Starting evaluation process.
    <08-10-2010 14:20:14> The D$ share doesn't exist on the machine.
    <08-10-2010 14:20:14> Enough free disk space.
    <08-10-2010 14:20:14> Checking domain for advanced security, PDC for domain COVLAB is \\COVLABDC1V
    <08-10-2010 14:20:14> Sql version is 9.0, 9.00.3042.00.
    <08-10-2010 14:20:22> Verified machine account by installing service SMS_ACCOUNT_TEST_SERVICE
    <08-10-2010 14:20:22> The D$ share does not exist on this computer.

    Server 2008 R2 Standard
    Remote SQL 2005
    Server 2003 AD


    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 6:40 PM

Answers

  • I'm not sure exactly what the issue was, but it appeared to fix itself with (a few) reboots.  I wish i had a more concrete solution.
    • Marked as answer by Phil U Tuesday, August 17, 2010 8:16 PM
    Tuesday, August 17, 2010 8:16 PM

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  • coud you please let us know that where are you specifying the D$?
    Abhishek Joshi | Blog :- www.MicrosoftTechEd.com Personal site : www.AbhishekJoshi.com
    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:23 AM
  • Hi,

    ADMIN$ and D$ are both hidden shares that should be automatically setup on your machine. The dollar sign ($) makes it so it won't show up as a share in network neighborhood. You can find out if these shares already exist by going into Computer Managment (start->run->type "compmgmt.msc"-), and going to Shared Folders, and then Shares.

    If ADMIN$ and D$ by chance hasn't been setup or was removed, which could very well be the case, then you could manually set them up. Just share the windows folder on your systemroot (normally the C:\windows drive) to be ADMIN$, and the D:\ drive to be I$. You can share a folder by righ-clicking it and clicking "Sharing and Security." You probably should also make sure that only "Administrators" group has "full control" share permission to these folders, and the "Everyone" group is removed.


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    Thursday, August 12, 2010 8:33 AM
  • I'm not sure exactly what the issue was, but it appeared to fix itself with (a few) reboots.  I wish i had a more concrete solution.
    • Marked as answer by Phil U Tuesday, August 17, 2010 8:16 PM
    Tuesday, August 17, 2010 8:16 PM
  • I had the same issue. I did not reboot after formatting my D: drive.

    I fixed the issue by restarting the Server service in SERVICES.MSC.

    The admin shares are created automatically when the Server service starts, but apparently only for drives that have been formatted.

    Just in case the next person who finds this article hates rebooting as much as I do.

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 8:48 PM