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  • I have a workgroup of windows servers 2003 r2.  On machine a) I would like to create an UNC share.  On machine b) I would to run sql server 2005 backup and write the backup file onto machine a)'s shared folder.  The problem is that the backup job's owner is Local System account.  Is there a way to tell machine a) to allow a process running as Local System to write to a share?

    Thanks in advance

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 3:53 PM


  • Hi rgelfand,


    This can be done by using map network driver feature .

    On machine b) you could mapping the shared folder where on machine a) as a local driver (like “z: “)with assign the credentials.

    After that you could set z: as the backup path on machine b)


    The methods in the article below is apply to windows XP , however it could be applied on windows server 2003:


    How to connect and disconnect a network drive in Windows XP





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    Thursday, October 21, 2010 8:05 AM