4 Replies Latest reply: May 29, 2014 10:20 AM by Ricardo Gerhard RSS

    Mount network drive

      I am trying to mount a shared drive in QMC but the drive is not visible when i browse for it.

      The drive is visible from windows explorer. The servers are running on Windows Server 2012 and the server not a member of domain.

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        • Re: Mount network drive
          Anand Chouhan

          Try to check on the My Network places.

          • Re: Mount network drive
            Bill Britt

            Hi,

             

            Service accounts do not recognize mapped drives. You will have to use an UNC path.

             

            Bill

            • Re: Mount network drive
              Peter Cammaert

              Actually, the answer is simple. The QMC is an interface to the QlikView Management Service. That service is running under a different account than your Browser is.

               

              Since Mapped drivers are user-specific (i.e. they aren't assigned globally for all users on a Windows machine) your mapped drives aren't visible to the QMS account.

               

              Because of this, and as an administrator, you should try to use the actual UNC paths wherever possible. For example, if you create a document on your local machine that accesses a shared file, use something like:

               

              LOAD ...

              FROM '\\servername\share\MyExcelDocuments.xlsx' (...);

               

              instead of Q:\ (mapped drive). In that way, your document will work out-of-the-box on your server, provided that the service account has access to the same shares on your network. No need to mess with your server configuration anymore. 

               

              BTW, in QMC the best thing you can do is copy/paste the complete UNC path in the target field. There is a Folder Dialog, but the Network Browser part at the bottom of the tree in that dialog doesn't always show all machines on your network.

               

              Best,

               

              Peter

              • Re: Mount network drive
                Ricardo Gerhard

                As Bill mentioned, the service account dodn´t understand network mapped drive, only UNC path.

                It´s a operational system restriction.