Windows 2012 Terminal Server mapped drives

We have a Windows 2012 Terminal Server (unfortunately not in a domain). We would like applications, such as Sage Accounts, on the TS to connect through to network shares but not allow the users to see the same network shares. If we use Group Policy to hide the network drives this seems to break the applications connection.

What is the usual way of dealing with this.?

Many thanks in advance for suggestions..
matedwardsAsked:
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davorinCommented:
The user that runs the application must have the same permissions that application needs for correct functioning. So, If user don't see the folder content, also the application will not see it.
The only thing you will be able to do is to hide a little bit the application folder with using UNC path instead the mapped folder by instructing the application to run from \\server1\application_folder instead of mapped drive. (if application supports it)
But if user will browse the network, he/she will be able to see it.

Or you can try to run the program as another user with /savecred option. So user that logs to terminal does not have permissions to the folder, user who runs the app does. It's not perfect but it might work. You can use the following link to configuration procedure. Replace admin with another user.

http://www.howtogeek.com/124087/how-to-create-a-shortcut-that-lets-a-standard-user-run-an-application-as-administrator/

Hope it will work.

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matedwardsAuthor Commented:
Thanks davorin.. great answer..

I have set the application to  run under Admin credentials. I'm sure this and other issues, like folder redirection, would work so much better with an Active Directory domain.

thanks again..
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