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I need to install Oracle database 11.2 on Windows Server 2008 R2. The prerequisite check requires that the system drive has the default share configured. I applied this command:

net use \\localhost\c$

But I receive error network path not found

What do I do to fix this problem?

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Related answer? Can't connect to default admin share on Windows 2008 – jscott Jan 3 '11 at 14:54

You need to use a second "\", as in net view \\localhost.

Even though there's not listing for the admi share of C$, when I run net use v: \\localhost\c$ /persistent:no I get a remapped version of C: on V:

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the second '\' is in OP's source, markdown may have mis-parsed it. I will edit the question to clean up formatting. – jscott Jan 3 '11 at 14:50
Yep...looks like it wiped mine too, which I have fixed. – Keith Stokes Jan 3 '11 at 14:53
I also wasn't looking at the right command. Let me try without a drive letter, which now I see also works without trouble. – Keith Stokes Jan 3 '11 at 14:55
NET SHARE should list local shares, including admin shares. – jscott Jan 3 '11 at 15:04
Thanks! Learn something new every day. – Keith Stokes Jan 3 '11 at 15:45

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