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Problems with drive bindings in the registry

by rickyrichards / May 24, 2005 6:46 PM PDT

Good morning,

I'm in the process of installing some software on a client / server basis.

The server install goes fine

On the client machine it and adds a number of registry keys including one in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE which points to the database stored on the server.

The default syntax of this is

Server01:C:\program files\etc etc etc

I then open the software and it works fine accessing the database etc. As soon as I log off the computer and log back in the connection no longer works.

If I change this over to a drive mapping then it works fine, unfortunately the software is sensitive to this and when it comes to upgrades will fall over.

Any thoughts as to why the original syntax will not work?

Thanks

Mark Richards

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Sharing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2005 9:03 PM PDT

I had to alter my code in my client server application to work with that method.

But that's my 5+ year old application and today I don't need a drive mapping or other. I now stand firmly on MySQL. You should move up.

In other words, fix the application.

Bob

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I wish!
by rickyrichards / May 24, 2005 11:05 PM PDT
In reply to: Sharing.

Unfortunately that's not an option and won't be for some time to come.

What I don't understand is that the exact same setup works absolutely perfectly on thousands of systems but this one will not.

I originally thought it might be a question of priviledges, but tried it with a domain admin / local admin and still no joy.

Any other thoughts?

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What's different?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2005 11:14 PM PDT
In reply to: I wish!

It could be any number of things. Today we have to deal with people installing firewalls, spyware and such.

If it works elsewhere, you get to find what's different. Or just wipe the machine and install it like it works on the other thousand machines. Nothing stands out for me to comment about.

I can only share that my older software (I am the author) did have an issue with such a share. But I dove in and changed my code.

Maybe the software author would know?

In fact, without information about said software I can't research if there is an issue or cure, but since it is some software by a person/company the best place to ask is that company and person. Here's why. If this is an issue, they would be getting calls about it. They would also know what to do.

Bob

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