Re: Vista / Win 7 box can access and copy share but not execute
I'll try disabling UAC and see what happens. I thought I'd get a UAC prompt
if that was the problem.
Again, I can copy *all* files, including .exes, but it won't let me launch
an exe from a share. So that's not quite the same scenario as the posting
below. Very odd.
"Robert L. (MS-MVP)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Yes, that may be the case. Or check this post.
> There is a problem accessing exe ...
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> I have no idea why Vista won't copy the file. It appears > > (so > >
> far) to be limited to exe files. I can copy other files without an ...
> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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> "Sir Timbit" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Hi all,
>> Trying to get a Vista / Win 7 laptop to access a share (e$) on another
>> laptop running XP Pro, so I can run various application installers stored
>> there. Other XP laptops have no problems mapping a drive and executing
>> the setup.exe stored there.
>> Whenever I try this on a Vista / Win 7 laptop, the laptop will map the
>> share. It *will* let me copy the files and folders over. But it *won't*
>> let me execute any exe stored on the mapped share. Is this UAC or some
>> new security setting unique to Vista / Win 7?
>> Again, no problem doing this on an XP box. It just seems odd that
>> Vista/Win 7 will allow me to copy an installer folder to the local
>> desktop, but it won't let me run a program stored on the same share.