NAL Copy Error: "D018" from within an RDP session when using mapped drives

  • 3849724
  • 04-May-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management Support Pack 2 - ZDM6.5 SP2 Application Launcher (NAL)
Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management - ZDM7 Application Launcher (NAL)


NAL Copy Error:"D018" from within an RDP session when using mapped drives.


For ZDM7: Fixed in ZENworks 7 with SP1 Desktop Management, available at Novell Downloads

For ZDM6.5 SP2: fixed in ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management SP2 IR1 or newer found at Novell Downloads
Workaround:Do not specify a mapped drive, instead use UNC paths.

Additional Information

Using an Application Object to copy files on a mapped drive from within an RDP session results in the following error:

Could not configure workstation (id=183)
Problem unable to copy file (D018)

This does not happen from the Terminal Server console or if a user is logged in to the Terminal Console with the same drive mapping and correct rights to the file as the remote user.
  1. Create a simple application object
  2. Modify the object Distribution Options -> Application Files
  3. Choose to copy from a User's mapped drive as source and local C: as target
  4. Associate application to the user
  5. From another WS remote connection to this termianl server and log in as the User
  6. Run the application from NAL.

Formerly known as TID# 10099197 NOVL103772