INSTALLING ON VISTA: ERROR 1327 INVALID DRIVE WHEN USING MAPPED DRIVES
Incredibly irritating error when you go to install under your user account when you’re using mapped drives for your documents. All our domain users have a userfolder on the server, it’s mapped as z:\ and there is a folder redirection set up. It’s pretty standard in a corporate/domain environment, so why does it cause so many Vista installations to fail?
<li> <font size="2">If you’re using UAC (User Account Control) you might need to map the network drive as the administrator. This is a pain in the @$$ because you have to disconnect the drive under your user account first. Of course, if you’ve got ANY documents open, this will upset your profile. Anyway, steps for that: </font> <ol> <li> <font size="2">Disconnect the currently mapped drive. </font> </li> <li> <font size="2">Open the command prompt as the administrator. Type "net use \\[server]\share and check that it’s mapped by typing “net use”.<br /> </font> </li> <p> <font size="2"></p> <li> <font size="2">Open explorer and navigate to your shared folder and right click, use the “Map Network Drive” wizard to map the share under your user profile. </font> </li> <li> <font size="2">If all above fails (as in my case), your only option is to log in as a user that doesn’t map drives (machine local admin works for me, but then you have to enable that user as it’s disabled by default. You also have to provide a password for it - don’t forget to disable again after an install.)</font> </li> <p> </font> </ol> </li> <p> <font size="2"></p> <p> <font size="2">I could rant about how rubbish this is, but to be honest I am to hacked off at wasting my afternoon trying to work around this.</font> </p> <ol> </ol> <p> </font> </ol> </div>