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### externservercourse and Open Windows Networtk Drive URL

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externservercourse and Open Windows Networtk Drive URL

I am using Moodle 2.4 on WIndows Server and I need to open a course that is on an external (Windows) server, a mapped network drive.  The course must be opened this way (for now).

I am using the \course\externservercourse.php to do this;

<?php

function extern_server_course($course) { if ($course->id == 22) {
return "file:///r:\\foofolder\\fooname.htm";
}
}

If I replace the link with say http://www.google.com it works fine, so I know the logic is sound, it's the link.  But I cannot seem to get this link to work and open the file (which does exist, but names replaced here).

Does anyone know what I am doing wrong or have a better solution?

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