Windows C:\ drive is renamed to M:\

May 3, 2011 at 03:03:41
Specs: WIN server 2003, 8GB
Cannot install applications without C:\ Drive
The C:\ drive was renamed purposely and one of the application installer requires to have "C:\program Files" before it proceeds. How can we tell windows server 2003 file system that C:\ is linked to M:\

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#1
May 3, 2011 at 04:12:52
You could try:

net use C: \\localhost\M$ /persistent

If that doesn't work try using the computer name instead of "localhost".


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#2
May 3, 2011 at 08:05:15
If this application is so old that it requires c: to install odds are you can not run this under Server 2003

Custom made app? Does it have a install or setup.inf file? You maybe able to edit the install criteria

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#3
May 3, 2011 at 13:21:07
Hi ijack,

That was a perfect solution. It worked like a magic. Thank you so so much.

net use C: \\localhost\M$ /persistent


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#4
May 4, 2011 at 05:24:47
There used to be an "assign" command that allowed you to assign drive letters to folders or other drives, but it doesn't exist in newer versions of Windows. But "net use" does the job, so maybe that's why they dropped it.

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