[wix-users] Installing from a mapped network drive - Force it to use UNC?
phill.hogland at rimage.com
Tue Sep 8 11:02:43 PDT 2015
On Windows a mapped drive is defined in a particular user's profile, so if the registry for the elevated user has not been configured to know about that mapped drive, it won't do any good to try and generate a UNC (without also having some way of getting the drive mapping from the other user's registry profile). I don't know of any setting that will address this issue for you.
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Patterson, Brent
Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 12:51 PM
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Subject: [wix-users] Installing from a mapped network drive - Force it to use UNC?
How do I set the MSI so it uses UNC instead of mapped drive when installing? I have a custom action that copies over a config file that uses "SourceDir", but fails due to the MSI being elevated thereby not having access to mapped drive. Is there a simple way of configuring an option somewhere to use UNC of a mapped drive? I can't convert from mapped drive to UNC in the custom action as it's too late, the user executing it is admin and not the same user, even though I put "Impersonate='Yes'", so the function fails.
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