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Hello,

I'm writing some code that needs to access a networked fileshare that requires a username and password. No domains involved.

My code is below but i'm getting the following error.

I've done a google and it talks about impersonating a user, but I've tried and cant get my head round it. What I need is some code that easily shows where to put the username and password in so that I can authentice with the network share.

Thanks
Dan

Error below:-

System.IO.IOException: Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.

   at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String str)
   at System.IO.Directory.InternalGetFileDirectoryNames(String fullPath, String userPath, Boolean file)
   at System.IO.Directory.InternalGetFiles(String path, String userPath, String searchPattern)
   at System.IO.DirectoryInfo.GetFiles(String searchPattern)
   at NumberAssigner.clsRecordingsSyncroniser.RunningCode() in D:\HostingSpaces\admin\keshercall.com\NumberAssigner\clsRecordingsSyncroniser.vb:line 35
Dim dirRecordings As New DirectoryInfo("\\sip2\Recordings\recordings\")

                Dim f As FileInfo



                For Each f In dirRecordings.GetFiles("*.txt")

                    If File.Exists("\\sip2\Recordings\recordings\" & Left(f.Name, Len(f.Name) - Len(f.Exists)) & ".wav") Then



                    End If

                Next

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You will need to use WNetAddConnection2 P/Invoke.
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Do you have a code sample?
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Do I have to map the network share to a drive letter using this method?
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Nope. You just pass "Nothing" for local name...
Here is an example

Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices

Imports System.ComponentModel

 

Public Class Form1

    Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load

        Try

            ' To add resource without drive.

            WNet.AddConnection("user", "password", "\\192.168.1.100\shared", Nothing)

            ' To close that connection

            'WNet.CancelConnection("\\192.168.1.100\shared")

        Catch ex As Win32Exception

            Debug.Print("code={0} message={1}", ex.NativeErrorCode, ex.Message)

        End Try

    End Sub

End Class



Public Class WNet

    Private Const NO_ERROR As Integer = 0



    Private Enum WNetType As Integer

        RESOURCETYPE_ANY

        RESOURCETYPE_DISK

        RESOURCETYPE_PRINT

        RESOURCETYPE_RESERVED

    End Enum



    <StructLayout(LayoutKind.Sequential, CharSet:=CharSet.Unicode)> _

    Private Structure NETRESOURCE

        Dim dwScope As Integer

        Dim dwType As Integer

        Dim dwDisplayType As Integer

        Dim dwUsage As Integer

        Dim lpLocalName As String

        Dim lpRemoteName As String

        Dim lpComment As String

        Dim lpProvider As String

    End Structure



    <DllImport("mpr.dll", SetLastError:=True, CharSet:=CharSet.Unicode)> _

    Private Shared Function WNetAddConnection2(ByRef lpNetResource As NETRESOURCE, ByVal lpPassword As String, ByVal lpUsername As String, ByVal dwFlags As Integer) As Integer

    End Function



    <DllImport("mpr.dll", SetLastError:=True, CharSet:=CharSet.Unicode)> _

    Private Shared Function WNetCancelConnection2(ByVal lpName As String, ByVal dwFlags As Integer, ByVal fForce As Integer) As Integer

    End Function



    Public Shared Sub AddConnection(ByVal userName As String, ByVal password As String, ByVal remoteName As String, ByVal localName As String)

        Dim nr As NETRESOURCE = Nothing

        Dim dwResult As Integer = NO_ERROR

        nr.lpRemoteName = remoteName

        nr.lpLocalName = localName

        nr.dwType = WNetType.RESOURCETYPE_ANY

        dwResult = WNetAddConnection2(nr, password, userName, 0)

        If dwResult <> NO_ERROR Then

            Throw New Win32Exception(Marshal.GetLastWin32Error)

        End If

    End Sub



    Public Shared Sub CancelConnection(ByVal szName As String)

        Dim dwResult As Integer = NO_ERROR

        dwResult = WNetCancelConnection2(szName, 0, 1)

        If dwResult <> NO_ERROR Then

            Throw New Win32Exception(Marshal.GetLastWin32Error)

        End If

    End Sub



End Class

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Hi egl1044,

I'm trying the code from your last post but i'm getting the following error.
I've tested the remote path using Windows Explorer and its correct.

"System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: A specified logon session does not exist. It may already have been terminated
   at NumberAssigner.WNet.AddConnection(String userName, String password, String remoteName, String localName) in D:\HostingSpaces\admin\project\NumberAssigner\WNet.vb:line 42
   at NumberAssigner.clsRecordingsSyncroniser.RunningCode() in D:\HostingSpaces\admin\project\NumberAssigner\clsRecordingsSyncroniser.vb:line 33"
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by:nffvrxqgrcfqvvc
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It's working fine for me, How are you providing information into AddConnection() can we see it?
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by:DanJourno
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All I'm doing is this:-

WNet.AddConnection("username", "password", "\\server3.mycompany.com\AsteriskRecordings", nothing)

also tried:-

WNet.AddConnection("username", "password", "\\server3.mycompany.com\AsteriskRecordings", "s:")

I can browse to the location using windows explorer without any problems.
I would map the drive, but ive had problems before if the remote server restarts, the mapped drive stops working until I open it again in Windows Explorer.
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Just tried the exact same code again and now its working.

Stange.

Thanks.
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