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ASP Unspecified Error 80004005

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We've got a customer that hasn't changed anything about their website (supposedly) and the ASP stopped working sometime in the last week. It's currently being hosted hosted elsewhere.  We moved the site to our server to hopefully help them out, and we get the same error:
Microsoft JET Database Engine error '80004005'

Unspecified error

/manufacturers.asp, line 13

Unspecified error: That's quite helpful!  This same thing happens on several of their ASP scripts, and the code is:

Dim objConn      'As ADODB.Connection
Dim objRS      'As ADODB.RecordSet

Set objConn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
Set objRS = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.RecordSet")

mdbfile = "rb.mdb"
connstr = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" & Server.MapPath(mdbfile) & ";"

objConn.Open connstr   <--------This is line 13

I've found from googling that it's usually a permissions issue.  I've given their IUSER full permissions on the database itself and also the htdocs directory.  I've also found some people mentioning that you need to give the IUSER permissions to WINNT and TEMP, but we're running Server 2003, so I can't tell that that's even a valid thing to do, since it's not NT.  I tried it on Temp, but it didn't help.  Please help!

Thanks!
Blair

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by:brownlb
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I have, but that's for NT 4.0.  I'm basing that off of:
Environment variables are set under Windows NT 4.0 by going to the Control Panel and clicking System and then selecting the Environment tab.
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There is no Environment tab in 2003.
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try using the physical path to the mdb file, rather than using a server.mappath
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by:brownlb
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Can you tell me what that code would be?  The physical path is C:\Inetpub\vhosts\domainname\rb.mdb.  I'm not familiar with the server.mappath anyway.
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change this line:
connstr = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" & Server.MapPath(mdbfile) & ";"

to:
connstr = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=C:\Inetpub\vhosts\domainname\rb.mdb;"
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Thank you.

Alas, that didn't make any difference.
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by:carlmahon
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I had the same error moving access db to a new 2003 server. It was resolved with permissions. The web user account needed permissions to access the file.

This post has some other good tips
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/ASP/Q_20348344.html
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by:kevp75
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yeah....on the file, and the containing folder.....   (but, questioner stated they already tried that..)
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Yep, I've already tried the permissions to no avail.
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Okay, it started working for absolutely no reason: on their old server and the new server it's on.  I love how things in MS world are cloaked in mystery....
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