Using the RUNAS command with UNC paths

You technically cannot connect to a UNC path using RunAs under Windows 2000. But this workaround will let you.

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You cannot connect to a UNC path using RunAs under Windows 2000. The statement runas /user:Domainuser "\servernamesharepath" will not work. The error reads: "RUNAS ERROR: Unable to run ... access ID denied."

BUT when you type runas /user:Domainuser "explorer \servernamesharepath," it works.

This was first published in April 2003

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