Drive letters are only mapped for the logged on user. Hence, if you map a drive letter (L:), then this is mapped for your user account only. Hence, if you use basic authentication (rather than anonymous) drive L: will be available. If you are using anonymous authentication, it's a little trickier: a) you need to access via UNC path \\server\share\file.ext b) you can change the anonymous user account from IUSR_<machinename> to a domain account (unless you're running IIS on a domain controller, in which case IUSR is already a domain account). Give this domain account permissions to the remote share. c) If you're not running in a domain, then you need to create an account called IUSR_<webservername> on the file server machine, and give it the same password as the IUSR account on the webserver. Assign permissions on the file server. Cheers Ken ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Joshua Olson" <joshua at waetech.com> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 3:42 PM Subject: Re: [thelist] IIS/ASP: Accessing shared drive : ----- Original Message ----- : From: "Joel Canfield" <joel at spinhead.com> : Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 11:27 PM : : : > Map the shares on the other machine as drive letters on this machine. : Watch : > for permissions gotchas. Can be done this way, but requires basic : > authentication rather than Windows integrated authentication; it's the : only : > way to pass the auth info to across the network in this case. : : That part makes sense. But my problem is that the shares don't seem to be : available to the IIS service consistently. For example, I map the drive to : L:... but, when I try to access L: via FuleSystemObject I get the typical : file/path errors that come up when a path doesn't exist. : : So, I think that for some reason the share is only local to the desktop and : not available to the WebServer. : : Thoughts? : : -joshua : : -- : * * Please support the community that supports you. * * : http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ : : For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester : and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org : Workers of the Web, evolt !