determining what user mounted a drive

Corinna Vinschen
Wed May 11 06:36:00 GMT 2011

On May 10 18:04, Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
> Len Giambrone sent the following at Tuesday, May 10, 2011 5:25 PM
> >Is there a way of determining with what user credentials a share was
> >mounted? I suppose I could touch a file on the drive and then find out
> >who the owner is, but that's not ideal.
> >
> >mount will tell me that it's a user mount, but won't tell me WHICH user.
> >
> >Is there some way (windows native or Cygwin) of getting this
> >information?
> I do not know but here is a guess.  Wouldn't any user mount be that of
> the current user?  Isn't that the point of user mounts - I only see my
> own?  And if I'm root, I only see system mounts?

Yes and no.  You only see your own user mounts, but if there is a user
root, this user would have a right to create user mounts, too.


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