Can't run .exe from share "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the files."
Posted on 2008-11-07
I have two Windows 2003 R2 Std. servers. one KDC & one Exchange server. I have a share setup on the KDC that contains .exe's. I map/browse to the sharepoint from the exchange server and receive the following message when trying to run the .exe
"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the files."
I know my perm. are set correctly because I can create, modify .txt files in the same share from the Exchange server. Additionally, I can also go to a workstation (XP) login as the same user and run the .exe. I've seen an article that tell me to disable the IE ESC, which I have done and it didn't correct the problem. I fixed this by adding file://<servername> to the trusted sites list in IE.
This doesn't seem right to me. Why do I have to add an internal server to my trusted sites list. Obviously this server is trusted in other regards as it authenticates the use logging in and also supplies the server with its browsing list. Can anyone give me some information for this? Is something misconfigured? Is this normal?