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"The System cannot find the Drive Specified" error

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  • Hello everybody

    well first of i dont know if this is int he right forum. but lets try.

    we are now migrating to windows 7. but we have discovered an error with out Mapped Drives.

    the exact problem is:

    The Drives are connected and visible.

    you even can brows through them.

    BUT, when you want to run a .exe File as Administrator, you get an error with "The System cannot find the Drive Specified".

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    so how comes that?

    i couldnt found anything about such kind of problem.

    Thank you in advance for every hint or solution.

    hh.scripting


    [ Im swiss. I'm sorry for my bad english writing ]

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 11:55 AM

Answers

  • HH.Scripting wrote:

    ive allready seen this article.

    but this isnt an acceptable solution. we cant tell our supporters to
    write the whole UNC path with runas.

    there should be a more practical solution for this?

    There are only 3 solutions for this problem in Windows 7:

    - 1 the one described in the above cited KB article

    - 2 you give the logged on user the necessary privileges to run this
    program under his user account - that is IMO the preferred solution

    - 3 you use another account to run that program e.g. a domain admin or
    local admin account and disable UAC and logon as that user before
    running that program

    Of course you can use the explorer to browse via UNC path and not via
    mapped drive - then you need not enter the UNC path if you want to run
    the executable, as it is already known to the explorer interface, and
    you will be prompted for credentials to connect to the network resource.


    Wolfgang
    • Marked as answer by HH.Scripting Thursday, September 20, 2012 6:14 AM
    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 4:54 PM

All replies

  • 1. Could you be more specific about the procedure?

    2. Do test  with firewall disabled.

    Rgds

    Milos

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 8:26 PM
  • we have mapped drives per policy.

    these drives are on a fileserver.

    so when i oppen the explorer, browse through the drive to a .exe file.

    now i rightklick it, runas different user (with my admin account, because normal user accounts dont have localadmin rights).

    then the error message apears. but the drive and the file is still there and visible.

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    firewall is disabled.


    [ Im swiss. I'm sorry for my bad english writing ]

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 6:53 AM
  • Hi,

    You may follow the instructions in this KB article to resolve the issue.

    Cannot Use Runas.exe to Run Remote Programs on Mapped Drives

    Tracy Cai

    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 9:04 AM
    Moderator
  • ive allready seen this article.

    but this isnt an acceptable solution. we cant tell our supporters to write the whole UNC path with runas.

    there should be a more practical solution for this?


    [ Im swiss. I'm sorry for my bad english writing ]

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 9:07 AM
  • HH.Scripting wrote:

    ive allready seen this article.

    but this isnt an acceptable solution. we cant tell our supporters to
    write the whole UNC path with runas.

    there should be a more practical solution for this?

    There are only 3 solutions for this problem in Windows 7:

    - 1 the one described in the above cited KB article

    - 2 you give the logged on user the necessary privileges to run this
    program under his user account - that is IMO the preferred solution

    - 3 you use another account to run that program e.g. a domain admin or
    local admin account and disable UAC and logon as that user before
    running that program

    Of course you can use the explorer to browse via UNC path and not via
    mapped drive - then you need not enter the UNC path if you want to run
    the executable, as it is already known to the explorer interface, and
    you will be prompted for credentials to connect to the network resource.


    Wolfgang
    • Marked as answer by HH.Scripting Thursday, September 20, 2012 6:14 AM
    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 4:54 PM