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Problem: Geoprocessing Server is unable to read data in a shared directory

Description

The Geoprocessing Server is unable to read data in a shared directory on a client machine.

Cause

Data on Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 machines that is to be used on a Geoprocessing Server must reside on a shared drive using a nondefault drive name.

Solution or Workaround

Share the drive containing the data on the client machine.

  • On Microsoft Windows operating systems, default share names such as C$ will not work, nor will share names that contain spaces.

  • For Microsoft Windows 2000 Operating Systems users whose drive(s) are NTFS, set directory level permissions on folders requiring restricted access.