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BLS 11.5 fails to access a share on a NT4 workstation

I am attempting to access a share on a NT4 workstation using BLS 11.5. I personally can access the share from my machine and also from the xMii server. When I run the transaction I get one of two messages depending on how I structure the url in the text loader.

1. File not found

2. Access denied.

"Everyone" has Readonly for the share. I perform something similar on a XP machine and have no problems. What am I missing here?


Roger DeWeese

Former Member
Former Member replied

Roger, it is still probably better to use FTP instead of a file share, if possible (for a myriad of performance, networking, and other reasons). If the other NT box has IIS on it, you really don't have much you need to do to enable it other than setting up an FTP virtual directory and some permissions. You can then use the various FTP actions in BLS as needed. With the way shares are handled, you run the risk of lockups and/or long timeouts in BLS trying to access an unavailable share, whereas FTP will fail more gracefully and predictably.

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