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how to write to a windows folder from an AS400

i am doing some research for a vendor.
he has an AS400 and we need to have him put some transfer files into a folder on the windows server.
the network admin of his comp has said no FTP....

is there a way to "map" a drive on the AS400 TO a shared windows folder that would allow direct writing to that folder?
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i can do a share TO the AS400 FROM the windows box...   but there are permission issues when trying to access files through the SQL scheduler that is trying to process the files.  we are trying to work through those, but the network dudes are pretty tight.


what i need is TO the windows box FROM the AS400

what do you get when you do a  WRKLNK '/QNTC/*' ?

there are many things that can get in the way but if you see your windows server that would be great.

make sure your AS/400 user id and Windows user id and passwords are the same.

See what the net dudes think of "windows services for Unix".
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=896c9688-601b-44f1-81a4-02878ff11778

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this is not for me... it is for a vendor,   i will pass the info on to him.

thanks

will keep you posted
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It seems a little strange that a "vendor" has a system in the AS/400 line but can't set up a connection to their own network. However...

One part that might make it easier is for the fact that there must be both authentication and authorization for the current user in the AS/400 process to the shared Windows resources. To ease that process, there is often a local user created on the Windows machine. This local user will have a user ID and password that matches a user profile on the AS/400. Matching user name and password makes the connection easier.

The AS/400 process that copies the data doesn't have to be started by that user; but, if it's not, it does need to be able to switch its "current user" to be that user during the operations that actually interact with the Windows share.

The vendor's 'network guys' might balk at creating a local user on a Windows box, but it doesn't have to be a Windows Server box. Mostly it just needs to be Win2K or later and be part of the same domain that the AS/400 NetServer configuration sets up to join.

There is much more that can be done, but a matching user/password combination on both systems can sure make things easier. This might be done only during beginning tests. More sophistication can be introduced as the whole process becomes more familiar.

Tom