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Can't access shared software folder when logged directly onto WHS RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just copied the WHS PP3 installation folder into my shared software folder on the WHS server. When I logged into the server and went to the shared folder and tried to execute the install.cmd script, I received the message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path of file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the file".

    This isn't actually a WHS PP3 question per se, as I note that all of the software which has been in the shared software folder gives me the same message. I don't have permissions to execute a file on the server, although I can access (and execute) it without difficulty from the client. This used to work. The permissions look okay. If I copy a jpeg image to the same folder on the server, I can access it without difficulty on the server. This seems to be about file execution permissions. Has anyone encountered this problem? Thanks.

    Rich
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 1:40 PM

Answers

  • Rich

    I often find that an exectuble file needs to be copied to the WHS desktop from the shared folder and run from there.

    A pain, I know, but it seems to get round the problem.

    Andrew
    MVP - Windows Home Server
    • Marked as answer by jefftiger Saturday, July 18, 2009 3:44 PM
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 3:42 PM
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  • I just copied the WHS PP3 installation folder into my shared software folder on the WHS server. When I logged into the server and went to the shared folder and tried to execute the install.cmd script, I received the message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path of file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the file".

    This isn't actually a WHS PP3 question per se, as I note that all of the software which has been in the shared software folder gives me the same message. I don't have permissions to execute a file on the server, although I can access (and execute) it without difficulty from the client. This used to work. The permissions look okay. If I copy a jpeg image to the same folder on the server, I can access it without difficulty on the server. This seems to be about file execution permissions. Has anyone encountered this problem? Thanks.

    Rich

    Yes, mine is the same.  It's due to Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration and the fact that the files are being blocked.  My suggestion for the PP3 files is to copy them to the server desktop and run them from there.  Also, you might need to right click on each file and click Unblock to run them.
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Saturday, July 18, 2009 3:43 PM
    • Marked as answer by jefftiger Saturday, July 18, 2009 3:45 PM
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 3:43 PM
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  • Rich

    I often find that an exectuble file needs to be copied to the WHS desktop from the shared folder and run from there.

    A pain, I know, but it seems to get round the problem.

    Andrew
    MVP - Windows Home Server
    • Marked as answer by jefftiger Saturday, July 18, 2009 3:44 PM
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 3:42 PM
    Moderator
  • I just copied the WHS PP3 installation folder into my shared software folder on the WHS server. When I logged into the server and went to the shared folder and tried to execute the install.cmd script, I received the message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path of file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the file".

    This isn't actually a WHS PP3 question per se, as I note that all of the software which has been in the shared software folder gives me the same message. I don't have permissions to execute a file on the server, although I can access (and execute) it without difficulty from the client. This used to work. The permissions look okay. If I copy a jpeg image to the same folder on the server, I can access it without difficulty on the server. This seems to be about file execution permissions. Has anyone encountered this problem? Thanks.

    Rich

    Yes, mine is the same.  It's due to Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration and the fact that the files are being blocked.  My suggestion for the PP3 files is to copy them to the server desktop and run them from there.  Also, you might need to right click on each file and click Unblock to run them.
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Saturday, July 18, 2009 3:43 PM
    • Marked as answer by jefftiger Saturday, July 18, 2009 3:45 PM
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 3:43 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks to both of you. That worked.

    Rich
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 3:45 PM
  • Rich

    I often find that an exectuble file needs to be copied to the WHS desktop from the shared folder and run from there.

    A pain, I know, but it seems to get round the problem.

    Andrew
    MVP - Windows Home Server

    Ahhh, you beat me to it.  You trying to build up your post count?   ;)
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 3:47 PM
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