Access folder on server from VD - which role?

Alexis Pejouan 61 Reputation points

Hello all. I'll try to explain as clearly as possible.
I'd like to know how I can grant my non-admin virtual desktops users access to a folder saved locally on a Windows Server machine on the same network.
Because I'm an admin in my tenant, I can access that folder fine from the File Explorer of my virtual desktop, by entering the path \myserver\c$\myfolder
If a non-admin user in the same session host as me tries this, though, they are asked for credentials, and after entering them it says "Access is denied".
I tried so many things, such as making them temporarily Owner and Virtual Desktop Admin on the server VM, adding them as local accounts on the server VM, but nothing worked. They just can't access that server VM like I can.
Am I missing something?

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  1. Prrudram-MSFT 15,851 Reputation points

    Hello @Alexis Pejouan ,

    Thank you for reaching out to the Microsoft Q&A platform. Happy to answer your question.

    This is expected as you are trying to access the folder via an “admin share” which is indicated by “c$”. To give access to regular users, you simply need to create a regular file share for \myserver\myfolder.

    Just sharing an example guide for your help and understanding here

    Hope this helps!

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