Parallels shared Mac OS drive over the network

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I have a Macbook and make use of Parallels to run my client projects in VMs, which are often Windows. Since I have never been a fan of Git on Windows, I store my project files in my Mac drive and share it with Windows over a network share, but this can cause problems.

You can run into some very strange errors with this setup, including Visual Studio constantly asking you if you trust the projects you open, and recently I received errors when trying to make use of Cake. Ultimately, it came down to a simple script (run as Administrator) to fix it all for me!

net use y: \\Mac\Home
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\CasPol.exe -pp off -machine -addgroup 1.2 -url file:///Y:/Documents/Projects/* FullTrust

This script mapped my Mac’s Home directory to y: for the Administrator, and then told .NET applications to trust everything inside of my Projects folder. Now since the only things that make use of my Projects folders are .NET, this worked perfectly!

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Published on March 22, 2017