Client 2 W7 mapped drives and UNC paths

Using Client 2 SP1 IR7 on W7-64 or 32, I have run into a couple of
places where a setup.exe program running from a mapped drive seems to be
using the UNC path of its folder instead of the mapped drive letter.
For example if the installer I want to run is at the far end of
"//server/volume/some very long path/installer folder" and I map root
"installer folder" to say some drive letter such as G:, when the
installer runs, it picks up its its local path for the install as the
UNC path of the whole thing instead of the drive letter. These same
installers operate as expected from Client 4.91, whatever SP on WinXP or
W2K. The two problem items I have seen, one is a CAD program and the
other is a VFP database app. Is there a setting somewhere, or have I
just run into another reason to not like W7

Gus
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  • Problem solved. I had just started the installer by double clicking on
    it. If I run the installer by right clicking and selecting "Run as
    Administrator" everything works properly. This happens even when logged
    into Windows as the local user administrator.

    Gus

    On 6/22/2011 1:54 PM, Gusg wrote:
    > Using Client 2 SP1 IR7 on W7-64 or 32, I have run into a couple of
    > places where a setup.exe program running from a mapped drive seems to be
    > using the UNC path of its folder instead of the mapped drive letter. For
    > example if the installer I want to run is at the far end of
    > "//server/volume/some very long path/installer folder" and I map root
    > "installer folder" to say some drive letter such as G:, when the
    > installer runs, it picks up its its local path for the install as the
    > UNC path of the whole thing instead of the drive letter. These same
    > installers operate as expected from Client 4.91, whatever SP on WinXP or
    > W2K. The two problem items I have seen, one is a CAD program and the
    > other is a VFP database app. Is there a setting somewhere, or have I
    > just run into another reason to not like W7
    >
    > Gus