Windows 8 cannot see network drives
We are using InstallShiled 2011 Proffesional on WinXP and Win7 without any problems.
But problems comes with Windows 8.
I use browse for direcotry component in installation package. In WinXP/Win7 I can see mapped network drives but in Windows 8 I cannot see any network drives.
Function Is ( FILE_EXISTS , "existing_file_on_network_drive" ) returns that file doesn't exists
In dialog "AskPath" I cannot see mapped network drives under "My computer"
Do you have some experiences with Win8 and Installshield?
how to make windows 8 installer browse/see network drives
It happens when you use programs that run in "run as administrator" mode.
maybe microsoft missed somthing that will fixed later by windows update, maybe a bug ? i realy dont know.
you can fixed this yourself for now by forcing windows to make the network drives available to standart and administrator acounts:
1 - run regedit
2. - locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/System
3 - create a new DWORD entry with the name EnableLinkedConnections and value 1.
4 - restart your computer
5 - now you can see and use network drives with these installers or applications.