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Problem: Building a geometric network without appropriate write permissions crashes ArcCatalog

Description

When building a geometric network with weights, ArcCatalog crashes during the Extracting Attributes phase of the network building process.

Cause

The geometric network builder is trying to write to a temporary file in the root directory of the drive where ArcGIS is installed, but is unable to since it does not have write permission.

Solution or Workaround

This problem has been addressed in ArcGIS Version 8.1.2.