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Unavailable network drives in CGI scriptsby Sprad (Hermit)
|on Dec 13, 2006 at 16:20 UTC||Need Help??|
Sprad has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm having problems accessing Windows network drives by drive letter in my CGI scripts. Here's a short script that illustrates the problem:
The 'net use' gives me the expected list of attached shares, with the correct drive letters, but each one is marked "Unavailable".
The 'dir w:' command gives me "The system cannot find the path specified."
The 'dir \\\\computername\\sharename' gives me the correct directory listing for that share.
If I run the same code from the command line, the drive letters behave as I want, and I get the correct directory listing for both of the 'dir' commands.
Why is it behaving differently when I run it as a CGI script, and is there any way I can get it to access those drives by letter?
Edit: This is running under IIS 5.1.