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Accessing files on other disc using mounted drive or UNC path


I have some problems accessing files on another disc using mounted drive or UNC path, i.e. the files are not on a disc belonging to the XI server.

If I set ut the sender File adapter to use UNC-path, e.g.\xiinput

I do not have a problem picking up the files.

However, I am not able to specify user name and password in the file adapter, so I can reach this other server's folder. I have to use Windows explorer and log on to the server first. I expect this to be a problem later, when I do not log on manually.

How can I specify username and password when using UNC path?

The other option I have is to mount up this UNC path using a drive letter, e.g. X:\

This is done once in Windows explorer, and I can make it remount this drive every time server starts up.

Then I could access files using X:\xiinput

However, I get an error saying X:\xiinput folder does not exist!

This means XI can not see the drive X even after I have mounted it.

Is not XI capable of accessing mounted disc drives?

Thanks for any help!



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    Posted on Feb 24, 2005 at 07:52 PM

    Hi Oeystein,

    If you give the SAPServiceSID (I guess you are running Windows-server) user the appropriate rights on the share you mentioned, all will work without logging on.

    Best regards,


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