Mapping drive with a system account

I needed to do this to test Crashplan.  I keep my photos archived on an external drive hooked to, and shared off of, my router.  Since Crashplan’s client runs as a service under the Service account, this was the solution to get it to see these shares.

psexec from the sysinternals suite is required.

Open a command prompt as administrator.

Path to psexec’s location and enter psexec -s cmd.exe.

Mount the drive via its UNC: net use DRIVELETTER: \\server\\folder /persistent:yes

The share will probably show as disconnected.  Click it – it isn’t.  It should also show up for all users of the machine it’s mapped on.


(Killing the share requires the same steps, only with net use DRIVELETTER: /delete

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