How do I use FileExists in ASP to check files on different server ?

I need to create a folder on a different server with asp, I tried server.mappath but it does not like the path I give it

How can I accomplich this...

<%
Dim FSO,F

Set FSO=Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

If FSO.FolderExists(Server.Mappath("//ab/sharedFolder/Customers/NameofFolder")) then
        Response.Write "Folder Exist"
Else
        Set F = Fso.CreateFolder(Server.Mappath("//ab/sharedFolder/Customers/NameofFolder))
        Response.Write "Folder was created"
End If
%>
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JonMnyAsked:
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fritz_the_blankConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Also, it will be necessary to duplicate the IUSR account on the other server or else you will get a permissions error. Please see:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q184566

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mistyraeCommented:
Hi,

You can map a path to a location on another server. The server.mappath function is only to turn relative paths (from within your website) into fully qualified paths.

Provided your website is running under and account that has the proper permissions to the remote server, you can check FolderExists on a UNC path, like:

If FSO.FolderExists("\\myservername\mysharename$\myfolderpath") Then
  .....


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ashaydoCommented:
Server.MapPath Returns the physical path based on the web path passed:

  strWebRootPath = Server.MapPath("/")
  strCurrentPagePath = Server.MapPath("./")

Is ab your other server in this case?
If so, you'll want the folderexists method to look like this:
  FSO.FolderExists("\\ab\sharedFolder\Customers\NameofFolder")

If you want see if your folder on the current server exists on the other server:
  FSO.FolderExists("\\otherserver\Replace(Server.MapPath("/Customers/NameOfFolder"), ":", "$"))
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JonMnyAuthor Commented:
Okay , I am not able to get the permissions I need for the server to be able to do this.

Would it be possible to Create the folder using the users credentials, Or can I hav a script that runs on the user side somehow
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ashaydoCommented:
In IIS, if you turn on Windows Authentication and turn off Anonymous authentication, the user's credentials should be the ones being used.

The user would then, of course need to have the appropriate rights to the path that you are specifying in the FSO.
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fritz_the_blankCommented:
Please see the link that I provided above.

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