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Server Files and Folders

 

Is there a way to add network drives to my Server Files and Folders navagation screen?

 

I want to map a drive that contains data files needed on projects.

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‎03-02-2017 03:56 PM
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Re: Server Files and Folders


KurtBremser wrote:

If you map a network drive in Windows Explorer, that usually only works when you (later) log on directly. Processes started by the SAS object spawner won't get that mapping. My guess.

Such mappings should be done in a user-independent way, so the mappings are executed when the server starts.


100% correct.

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Re: Server Files and Folders

SAS Studio gets the list of Files and Folders from the SAS workspace server instance running on the SAS server. Where the file navigation starts (root of the filesystem, user's home directory or a specified path) is defined in the workspace server configuration in SAS metadata.

To see network mounts in the files/folders tree, the mount must either be done in the path accessible by the workspace server, or a symbolic link of the real mountpoint needs to be made there.

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Re: Server Files and Folders

Kurt,

 

Thanks for your reply, I did map out  network drive but it still doesn't appear.  I new to this so I'm not sure what step I'm missing.

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Re: Server Files and Folders

What were the steps you took?

Please list them one-by-one, and be as specific as you can be in terms of confidentiality.

Maybe one of the Windows-savy guys can help you on (as I see from your previous posts that your SAS server runs on Windows).

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Re: Server Files and Folders

I'm mapping a network drive on the Windows server SAS 9.4 is installed on but I can't see the mapped drives when I access SAS via IE.

For example: I have my P Drive mapped to my Projects server on another server, when I access SAS I don't see the mapped drive:
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This is all I see no P drive for my network mapping.

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Re: Server Files and Folders

If you map a network drive in Windows Explorer, that usually only works when you (later) log on directly. Processes started by the SAS object spawner won't get that mapping. My guess.

Such mappings should be done in a user-independent way, so the mappings are executed when the server starts.

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Re: Server Files and Folders


KurtBremser wrote:

If you map a network drive in Windows Explorer, that usually only works when you (later) log on directly. Processes started by the SAS object spawner won't get that mapping. My guess.

Such mappings should be done in a user-independent way, so the mappings are executed when the server starts.


100% correct.

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