how to access to databases on a shared network directory

Discussion in 'Lotus Notes Administration' started by Thomas Gonschor, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. Hello Alltogether,

    how can I access to a mail database which is located on a shared
    directory on a windows 2000 pc. The directory is mapped to a letter s: on
    the domino server and I have full access to this directory.

    To access to this mapped drive I have put a file "mail2.dir" into the
    data directory of the domino server and in this file I put the following


    (s: links to \\server\notes)

    Now I can see this directory in domino but if I try to open this then the
    following error comes up:

    "Server error: File does not exist"

    If I put the the following lines into the "mail2.dir" and link to a lokal
    directory then there are no problems:


    Has anyone a good idea how to fix this problem?

    Many thanks in advance,
    kind regards

    Thomas Gonschor, Dec 11, 2003
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  2. Thomas Gonschor

    Vince C. Guest


    Hi, Thomas.

    I'm not sure about what you want to achieve. Let's assume you want Lotus Domino
    to load a directory (public names) file that is located on a network drive on
    the server.

    The problem you are facing is due to Windows. Lotus Domino runs under SYSTEM
    account, which means using the operating system credentials. SYSTEM account may
    not access network resources. NETWORK can, for instance.

    To fix this, your best bet is to create a local account that is member of the
    local Administrators group (on your W2K server where Domino is installed). Use a
    strong password. Then have Domino service use that account. You can do it from
    the Services snap-in that is located in W2K administrative tools.

    On the shared network drive, on the physical file or directory, make sure
    "Authenticated users" are granted "Modify" access right. That's all.

    Hope this helps.

    Vince C.
    Vince C., Dec 12, 2003
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  3. Remember to always have an empty CR+LF after last record in those kind of
    Notes configuration files.

    Peter Rosenberg Hansen, Dec 19, 2003
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