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FileSystem Provider should support credentials by Joel Bennett


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Type: Suggestion
ID: 334084
Opened: 3/23/2008 4:19:31 PM
Access Restriction: Public


It's not possible to supply alternate credentials when using any cmdlets with the FileSystem provider. Even New-PSDrive, which accepts a -Credentials parameter, won't accept it with the FileSystem provider.

The bottom line here is that the ancient `NET USE` command has more power than PowerShell's New-PSDrive ...
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Posted by Jason Milczek on 9/5/2012 at 12:12 PM
BUMP...any plans to fix this on version 2?
Posted by Olathe Mike on 8/29/2011 at 5:02 AM
I just spent about 6 hours to get to the point that I now know it doesn't work. Ouch!
Posted by Ayth on 4/29/2011 at 10:15 AM
Just ran into this issue again. Can we get a fix?
Posted by hjoelr on 1/7/2011 at 6:14 AM
I spent multiple hours trying to figure out how to do this and finally realized that it's not possible. I need to be able to specify alternate credentials for file systems so I can connect to a domain file share from a local administrator account on computers. I'm trying to use PowerShell to help me automate my unattended install of Windows 7 computers.
Posted by lukit on 7/21/2010 at 6:09 AM
Really frakkin' frustratin' when you see -Credential and it's not working.
Posted by jfrmilner on 6/22/2010 at 12:34 PM
A much needed option for multi forest environments.
Posted by robertblixt on 5/6/2010 at 5:56 AM
+2 yrs and still no solution :-(
Posted by clark_michael on 1/21/2010 at 11:42 AM
Another vote, this is a no brainer guys.
Posted by Brock Hensley on 11/19/2009 at 9:02 AM
I agree - afterall the HELP for the command has -Credential included...
Posted by Thomas Lee on 12/28/2008 at 5:21 AM
I agree with Hal - this should be a no-brainer!
Posted by halr9000-me2 on 3/23/2008 at 4:45 PM
this is definitely one of those "no brainers".
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Posted by Matthew BETTON on 5/5/2012 at 2:18 AM
It now works in Beta version of PoSh V3.

Tested in Windows 8 Consumer Preview !
Posted by AlbertoSt on 12/14/2011 at 3:19 AM
$net = new-object -ComObject WScript.Network
$net.MapNetworkDrive("u:", "\\server\share", $false, "domain\user", "password")