Vista / Win 7 box can access and copy share but not execute

Posted: 01-13-2009, 06:26 PM
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.

Ideas?

Thanks,
Sir_timbit


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Re: Vista / Win 7 box can access and copy share but not execute
Posted: 01-13-2009, 08:57 PM
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 ...
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"Sir Timbit" <sir_timbit@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> 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.
>
> Ideas?
>
> Thanks,
> Sir_timbit
>
Sir Timbit
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Re: Vista / Win 7 box can access and copy share but not execute
Posted: 01-14-2009, 04:59 PM
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.

Thanks,
Sir_timbit
"Robert L. (MS-MVP)" <findemail@chicagotech.net> wrote in message
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> Yes, that may be the case. Or check this post.
> There is a problem accessing exe ...
> 1 post - Last post: Dec 13, 2007
> 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 ...
> http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...pic.php?t=2458
>
>
> --
> 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
> "Sir Timbit" <sir_timbit@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23kWPCyadJHA.4124@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> 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.
>>
>> Ideas?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Sir_timbit
>>
>

 
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