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  • Hi Scripting guys

    as part of a script Im putting together I am looking to use powershell to return a UNC path to a file or folder

    when given a remote server name and local path.


    ServerName, %SystemDrive%\Log  would return \\servername\c$\log

    Can you point me in the right direction


    Thursday, November 3, 2011 6:35 PM


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  • Hi,

    You can use WMI class Win32_Share to map share to local path and Win32_Enviroment class to resolve environment variables. With this information you can build UNC path. I hope you are familliar with WMI.

    Best regards!
    • Edited by Jure Purgar Thursday, November 3, 2011 6:48 PM
    Thursday, November 3, 2011 6:47 PM
  • I used something like this in one of my scripts:

    $uncpath=$localpath.Replace(":", "$") # replaces the ":" with a "$" in a local path (e.g. C:\temp => C$\temp)

    $uncpath=$uncpath.Insert(0, "\\"+$MachineName+"\") # adds \\$maschinename\ (e.g. C$\temp => \\$maschinename\C$\temp)

    Is this what you're looking for?

    • Edited by Thomas Biebl Friday, November 4, 2011 8:23 AM
    • Proposed as answer by scorpiotek Wednesday, October 3, 2012 9:13 PM
    Friday, November 4, 2011 8:22 AM
  • This ought to do it:

    $Server = "ServerName"
    $SystemDrive = (Get-WMIObject -Class Win32_OperatingSystem -Computername $Server).SystemDrive
    $UNCPath = "$Server`\$($SystemDrive.Replace(':','$'))`\Log"


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    Friday, November 4, 2011 10:39 PM