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Access Windows File mapping

asked 2013-02-22 09:48:41 -0500

o.stumpf gravatar image

Hi, I am running puppet 3.0.1 client serverless on windows.

The manifests, modules and packages are stored on a network share that is mapped to a windows drive. I would like to apply the manifests locally. But it looks like there is no possibility to access these file.

When I try to access a mapped network share in the puppet console I get an error: z: The system cannot find the drive specified.

It is also impossible the use the mapped drive in the exec statement. Any idea how to fix this problem.

Regards, Oliver

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answered 2013-06-03 17:53:34 -0500

joshc gravatar image

Paul T├Âtterman wrote a mapped_drive type & provider. For more information see

Also due to, be careful when mixing backslashes and single quotes. The following will fail:

command => 'net use z: \\\\server\\share'

Instead, use double quotes (and escape the backslashes):

command => "net use z: \\\\server\\share"

Or use single quotes and backslashes:

command => 'net use z: \\server\share'

Finally, puppet does support UNC paths for package sources, but not file sources, yet. We'd like to support this consistently across all resource types. See

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answered 2013-03-02 21:54:54 -0500

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