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SSMS can’t see network locations

I was having problems with SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio) 2016 which I have been running with administrator permissions, whereby I couldn’t open files on my mapped network drives.

Doing a bit of Google’ing, I came across this article – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee844140(v=WS.10).aspx

I applied the registry fix:

To configure the EnableLinkedConnections registry value

  1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start programs and files box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate and then right-click the registry subkey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System.
  3. Point to New, and then click 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.

And, it has fixed the problem 🙂

Updated: Thursday, 25th May, 2017 — 10:19 am

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