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ASP ADODB.Stream LoadFromFile function does not work with network path ?

Hello there,

I am trying to stream a word document stored on a remote server in ASP but "The file could not be loaded" when the code below is executed.

However, if a use a physical path to a file stored on the webserver (C:\docs\ for instance), it will work just fine (of course the same .doc file was put in both folders).

Is there any workaround for this problem ? I bet I am not the first one that tried to do that.

Thanks in advance for input on that
'constant from another file put there
dim CONST_DOCPATH
 
'network path of the folder for the doc file
CONST_DOCPATH = "\\mimas\boss\"
 
'if i put CONST_DOCPATH = "C:\docs\" it will work just fine
 
dim strFile 
 
strFile = "1_1_1.doc"
'strFile = "testSETUP.doc"
strPath = CONST_DOCPATH
 
'response.Write strPath & strFile
 
'Set the content type to the specific type that you are sending.
Response.Buffer = True
Response.Clear
Response.ContentType = "application/msword"
Set objStream = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Stream")
      objStream.Open
            objStream.Type = 1
            objStream.LoadFromFile strPath & strFile
            Response.BinaryWrite objStream.Read
      objStream.Close
Set objStream = Nothing
Response.End

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dosth

8/22/2022 - Mon
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sybe

Create a share on the fly with username/password, access the file through the share and disconnect the share.


<%
sShareLetter = "Q"
Set oNetwork = Server.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
oNetwork.MapNetworkDrive sShareLetter, "\\mimas\boss\", False, "username", "password"
 
' get your file through sShareLetter & "\" & filename (you have that code)
 
oNetwork.RemoveNetworkDrive(sShareLetter)
Set oNetwork = Nothing
%>

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synergiq

Right, IUSR_SERVENAME was a good start.

In fact, the website folder in IIS did not have any anonymous access account set. After setting it to the IUSR_SERVENAME, it works all fine.

Thanks for the help even if it was a webserver issue rather than a file server permission issue.
dosth

glad you figured
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