Audience

This article is written for those less technically experienced Migration App users who may not be well-versed in navigating Windows. If you're an all-around seasoned Windows admin, you probably are already familiar with this process. 

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Purpose

The information you gather in this process is needed to complete the steps outlined in Using Migration App to Migrate Content from a Network Share.

Steps

  1. First, identify the user who is accessing a network share.

    In Windows Explorer, navigate to any local folder, such as your C drive. In the upper left corner of the window, click on the blue File tab.
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  2. Click on Open Windows PowerShell, and then select Open Windows PowerShell as administrator.

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  3. A Windows PowerShell window will open. After PS C:\> (the C-prompt), type (all in one word) the command whoami and hit Enter. This will tell you who is signed in as the Local User (asmith) and provide the machine name (machine1). This is the username we need to insert into the service properties when we initiate the CMM Agent.

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  4. Now let’s try to confirm the path of a specific folder. Go back to Windows Explorer and find an existing folder you’d like to map to. In this example, we’ll use \\server\matt.

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  5. Returning to PowerShell, type in dir \\server\matt and Enter.

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    This confirms that we have the right UNC path (\\server\matt) and that the current user (asmith) can access this path. You need this information to complete the steps outlined in Using Migration App to Migrate Content from a Network Share.