What is the correct way to access an image file on a network file server from the booted Plus-Pack WinPE media? It doesn't seem to work like it used to (from the TI 2010 WinPE Boot media), or like the Down-loadable TI 2012 Boot media.
Using the Downloaded Boot media for TI 2012 (6154), I can boot up the disk, and find files shared from a local Windows-7 system on the same network.
For example, I can go into Recovery/Browse for backup, then Browse into 'Computers near me'. When I select a local server, I get a pop-up prompting me for authentication info. (userid/password).
This all seems to work o.k. But, If I boot the WinPE PP media, I don't see any entries for 'computers near me'. So, there isn't an obvious way to specify a local network server.
If I try the method I use with the TI 2010 WinPE boot media, this doesn't seem to work (with the TI 2012 version). As previously mentioned, there is no entry for 'Computers near me' in the 'Browse for Backup' panel.
If I go to the 'file name' field and type the server name, like
I get a pop-up asking for user-id/password (much like with the TI 2010 WinPE version).
But, unlike the TI 2010 version, typing in valid user-id and password doesn't connect me. If I click on 'Use NT Authentication', then it won't even let me update the user name and password fields.
So, in TI 2012 Downloaded boot media I can use the 'Computers near me' entry to get to my server without a problem. With the TI 2010 WinPE media I can enter the server name in the 'file name' field.
But, in the TI 2012 WinPE media, neither technique works for me. What am I missing?
After a bit of experimentation I found a workaround. in the TI 2012 WinPE media I can go to the command prompt and manually map a server drive with something like
net use /user:username q: \\servername\sharename *
and this maps a drive to windows as expected. Now, when I go to 'Browse for backup', I can enter the server name in the file name field. This time, if I enter the servername I get prompted with a list of shared drives on that server.
Selecting one of these drives now causes a new entry for 'Authentication settings' to appear in the 'Browse for location' panel. I can now correctly enter credentials for other shares on that same server.
Is this really now the expected way to do this? I was have hoping that there was some straightforward way to do this like the TI 2012 boot media, or the TI 2010 WinPE media method.
Am I just missing something?
For what it's worth, my local Windows 7 system (I use to share a drive) is configured to only accept NTLM connections.