Windows 8 and the mapped drive issue

Once upon a time we used this hack to get Win7 machines to respect mapped drives via group policy

How to make elevated programs recognize network drives on Windows 7 /
Vista | WinAbility Software:
http://www.winability.com/how-to-make-elevated-programs-recognize-network-drives/

In digging more into that I realized that Windows 8 and 8.1 regressed and needed a hotfix to get them to work the same way.
Drive is unexpectedly mapped to the root of a nested share in Windows:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2878604

 

Windows 8.1 should already have that update rollup, Windows 8 needs a hotfix. (who knew)

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