How to connect to a UNC share using Machine account?

MrPotatoo 1 Reputation point

Hi everyone,

I am hoping to add another volume on our 2016 physical server by using creating a VHD and store the VHD in a network share. How do I connect to the share using the machine account so the server still have access to the share/vhd even when no admin is logged on to the server?


Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management updated to data storage.
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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP

    Might give this one a go.

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  2. MotoX80 32,091 Reputation points

    The account name is the computer name followed by a dollar sign. Ex: MyDomain\MyServer$

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  3. Teemo Tang 11,356 Reputation points

    Check this case below for a hint.
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