[tex-live] Installing on Windows from UNC

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Mar 28 17:08:31 CEST 2011

Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> wrote:

> 2011/3/28 Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>:
> > Martin, did you get a reasonable error message from cmd.exe at least?
> Yeah. :-( Map the remote path to a local drive. :-{
> I was using remote desktop and tried to install from a local DVD by
> remote desktop.
> It seems to be one of the things where Windows tries to be more secure
> than needed. :-{

nah.  it's one of the things they never thought to bother with; it's
been the same since the first release of nt4, in my experience.

i would assume that they *really* don't want people using their cr*ppy
little shell, and discourage potential users by refusing to undertake


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