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Make a perminate drive for eveyone to see, including the system

Posted on 2013-01-30
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I'm trying to find a way to map a drive to a UNC path... perminately, as if it was part of the system.   The system will need to see this because it will be running various backup jobs and users will need to see it to verify those jobs.  Is there a way or a program that will allow me to do this?

I've already tried a batch file, vbs, and power shell script to run under "local system" as a task.. but nothing happens.  GPO won't work cause the system needs to use the drive, not the uses.   This shouldn't be that hard right?

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ChanduNelluri earned 500 total points
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Hi,

Unfortunately there is no method/tool to map a network drive that is visible to all users including local system on the machine. There are tools (ex: subst) which can map local folder as a drive but they don't support network drives mapping.

> The system will need to see this because it will be running various backup jobs
> and users will need to see it to verify those jobs.

Mapping a network drive for users is easy as it can be done via logon script or Group policies. Is it possible to configure the backup jobs to run as a domain user instead of local system account? If so, you can easily fix the issue :)

-Chandu
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