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    Trevor Nelson Guest

    Windows cannot access the specified device

    I have a windows 2003 small business server. We have a shared folder
    c:\apps which everyone has full access to. Any exe files with in this share
    can be run by anyone. We then map c:\apps as v: on the server with the same
    permissions as c:\apps. Any user without administrator rights cannot run
    any executable files. The error pops up as "windows cannot access the
    specified device, path , or file. You may not have the appropriate
    permissions to access the item." The reason for this drive mapping is for
    their specific program it needs the drive mapping. The only reason we use
    it on the server is for terminal services. This error occurs right on the
    server as well as terminal server.



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    Robert L [MVP - Networking] Guest

    Re: Windows cannot access the specified device

    You may check the permission settings. This post may help,

    Solved: Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file.
    Causes: 1. the exe file was moved from other location.
    2. The permissions have been changed...
    http://www.chicagotech.net/_disc1/00000061.htm

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    "Trevor Nelson" <trevor@reitercomp.com> wrote in message news:7LK8h.8986$rB6.1032@clgrps13...
    I have a windows 2003 small business server. We have a shared folder
    c:\apps which everyone has full access to. Any exe files with in this share
    can be run by anyone. We then map c:\apps as v: on the server with the same
    permissions as c:\apps. Any user without administrator rights cannot run
    any executable files. The error pops up as "windows cannot access the
    specified device, path , or file. You may not have the appropriate
    permissions to access the item." The reason for this drive mapping is for
    their specific program it needs the drive mapping. The only reason we use
    it on the server is for terminal services. This error occurs right on the
    server as well as terminal server.



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    bic1ster@gmail.com Guest

    Re: Windows cannot access the specified device

    I am still having this problem. This is Windows 2003 sp 1 mapping to
    Windows 2000 sp4 box. I gave user in question admin rights. I reset
    permissions as well under advanced.

    I tried another folder and still get the same problem when I try to
    either edit or run a .cmd file or an install.exe file. I don't see an
    "unblock" option as specified on
    http://www.chicagotech.net/_disc1/00000061.htm


    Anything else to try?


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