Operation must use an updateable query. MDB file is on a different server

Posted on 2004-10-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
hello there!
im sure this question must've been asked several times but i couldnt find an specific answer for my specific question.
anyway here it is...

i have a simple apps that connects to an mdb file. i put them in the server (under wwwroot).
at first i encountered this updateable problem but adding iusr_machine with read/write access did the trick.
now here's the problem, i have to put my mdb to a different server (for some reasons). what i did is change the path in web.config and the apps can read the mdb until i have to make some changes and i got the "must use an updateable query" problem. i tried the solution by adding the iusr_machine (this time on the other server) with the read/write acess but still it didnt solve the problem.

can somebody help me with this?
is it possible to put the mdb on a different server while the code is in a diff server?
thanks in advance for the help!
Question by:c0zee
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ID: 12222220
This is a permissions issue, make sure the ASP.NET Worker account has write privaledges to the .mdb

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By default its NT Athority/Network Services for a 2003 server & MACHINE/ASP.NET for a 2000 server.

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ID: 12222235
right click on the folder of the .mdb or the .mdb hit properties

Click Security

Add the Neccessary account and grant neccesary privledges
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ID: 12222242
Give the local account the application is running under write permissions on the remote computer

Author Comment

ID: 12222292
the machine that has the code resides on a win2003 server. there is an ASPNET user there and i added it.
the machine that holds the mdb now is in a win2k server. i dont see any ASPNET user.

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ID: 12222353
i already added the user IUSR_machine (the one that holds the mdb) a read/write access to the directory that contains the database and i still get the error.


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thanks for all the help guys!

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