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Jul 26, 2010 at 06:23 AM

CR: Can't get remote files in Reports

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Hi there,

When i design the reports template, the report needs to get some specific files locate at one of my files server.. the access way is network SMB sharing like
ServerName\Folder

When I tested the report template in my development PC, I found the report could be generated without any issue, and the remote file could be got as expected. However, When I deployed the report to Crystal Reports Server 2008, the specific files can't be got and the report failed to generate..

Then, I did 2 step to address this issue:

1. Create one folder and assign the permission as Everyone modify, then run the reports at CR Server 2008.. the files can be got and reports display well. ---- I suppose there should be an account issue

2. Enable folder audit option in my file sharing server, then run the report to access this folder... I found the access account used by CR Server 2008 is anonymity and didn't send any credence to my share server

Since it's not a standard/security process to allow everyone to access these specific files, is there anyone can help me for this issue?

the best way in my mind is to setup an account in the reports, which could be used to access remote URL path, but i don't know how to do that...

Thanks very much