mapping your remote locations as mapped drives should work. Here are a few pointers:
1. Double check that the local account that you are using, has access to these folders.
2. If you don't see the drive when you define your Connection, try typing the path manually in the window on top.
1. The local account is completely local to the Server machine, the scope of this local account does not allow it to access the other drives, this is what was communicated by Windows Team
2. I tried typing manually as well, tried tying in the full path (UNC) but the same error - INVALID PATH
I'm no security guru, but it sounds like you will need an account that's not just local, in order to access remote resources. You can't access files on other servers if you don't have security access to them.
I might be missing something, and in that case - security experts, please chime in and tell us how it should be configured.
I tried using a Service account to run the Qlik services as well, but then an issue came with the Engine Service and it never started and was getting times out. Then i started that Engine service with the local account and all other services using the Service account. The Qlik Server is running.
Then i tried creating the Folder connections again but the same error - INVALID PATH
Am not getting what am i missing or why the service account is not able to be used to run all services, yes the repository is using the local system account.
Thanks again Oleg for your response.