Mapped Network Drives Not Available in MicroStation/InRoads/MX/GEOPAK

Product(s):InRoads, MX, GEOPAK
Area: General Topics



When I attempt to open a file in MicroStation or one of the civil products, none of my mapped network drives are available.


This problem occurs because UAC treats members of the Administrators group as standard users. Therefore, network shares that are mapped by logon scripts are shared with the standard user access token instead of with the full administrator access token.

To resolve this issue, you will need to configure the EnableLinkedConnections registry value which allows Windows to share network connections.

To configure the EnableLinkedConnections registry value, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, type "regedit" in the Start Search box, and then select ENTER.
  2. Locate and then right-click the following registry subkey:
  3. Point to New, and then select DWORD Value.
  4. Type "EnableLinkedConnections", and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click EnableLinkedConnections, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type "1", and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

Caution: Incorrect use of the Windows registry editor may prevent the operating system from functioning properly. Great care should be taken when making changes to a Windows registry. Registry modifications should only be carried-out by persons experienced in the use of the registry editor application.