Short story, I want to transfer all files from an internal harddisk on a laptop to a temporary storage outside the laptop. Then I will wipe the disk and transfer an Ubuntu which I now run from an external USB disk on the very same laptop.
The problem is that the laptop is currently running a very enterprisey managed XP installation with disk encryption, antivirus, firewall etc so the options are few regarding normal Windows Networking (At least according to what I have discovered so far). Any attempt access other Windows machines fails. I do manage to mount a Linux smb share from a server but I cannot access the particular Windows 7 machine that I want to transfer the files to. The later I have full control over.
So can I install some other tool that allows me to map "whatever" into a drive letter so I can run hobocopy on the whole disk and hopefully never have to boot into it again. I do have local administrative rights on the laptop so I can install whatever I want.