Q: Way to access a network-mapped drive for low-level I/O?

All,

Is there a way to access a network mapped drive (like drive H: mapped to
\server\d$ <file:> ) so that the drive can be opened at the
volume level with CreateFile? (In this case, the filename would be \.\H
<file:> , or \UNC <file:> whatever) I have a nice utility
which only works if you access an NTFS volume at this level. I don’t want
to have to deploy a service to a few hundred remote machines in order to run
it against their hard drives. TIA.


Mike Frederick
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(281)497-0620
(281)497-0683 FAX


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No.
You can not access shared volumes at the block level.

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Subject: [ntfsd] Q: Way to access a network-mapped drive for low-level
I/O?

All,

Is there a way to access a network mapped drive (like drive H: mapped to
\server\d$) so that the drive can be opened at the volume level with
CreateFile? (In this case, the filename would be \.\H, or \UNC
whatever) I have a nice utility which only works if you access an NTFS
volume at this level. I don’t want to have to deploy a service to a few
hundred remote machines in order to run it against their hard drives.
TIA.


Mike Frederick
xxxxx@nuview.com
(281)497-0620
(281)497-0683 FAX


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