How do I save files to a mapped drive with MetaDefender Kiosk?

In order to save files to a mapped drive from MetaDefender Kiosk, the mapped drive must be created under the SYSTEM account.

To do this, please follow the directions below:

  • Place the psexec.exe tool on the machine where you want the mapped drive to be created (e.g., C:\Sysinternals\psexec.exe).
    Note: You can download the psexec.exe file from the "Sysinternals Security Utilities" suite at

  • Go to the command prompt icon, right-click and select “Run as Administrator”.

  • In the command prompt, go to the directory where psexec.exe was copied (e.g., "cd C:\Sysinternals").

  • Enter the following command to open a command prompt as the SYSTEM user: “psexec.exe –i –s cmd.exe”

  • In the new command prompt window that just opened, enter the following command: “whoami"

  • Confirm that the current command prompt is running as “nt authority\system”.

  • Execute the following command to mount the mapped drive: net use <desired drive letter> <UNC path to map to> (e.g., “net use Z: \\file-server-1\share”).

  • Once the mapped drive is in place, go to the MetaDefender Kiosk Management Workflows page: http://localhost:8009/management/#/workflows.

  • Choose the profile you want to change.

  • In the File Handling section select the "Copy to" radio button and enter the mapped location.



  • Click Finish. MetaDefender Kiosk can now copy both Blocked and Allowed files to the network drive.

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This article was last updated on 2019-10-07