Problem: Building a geometric network without appropriate write permissions crashes ArcCatalog
When building a geometric network with weights, ArcCatalog crashes during the Extracting Attributes phase of the network building process.
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.