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Virtual Directory Access

I'm trying to access a virtual directory as a folder and I'm getting the error "Attempted to access a path not on the disk".  The virtual directory is pointing to a network share.  Looking at previous posts, I changed the app pool to run under a specific domain user that has full access to that share.

I'm putting the path as "~/virtualdirectory/restofpath".

Any thoughts?
Cole 1/30/2013 4:13 PM
You can use the UNC path (//server/share) directly instead of a virtual path. As long as the app pool identity has permissions, you should be able to access.
Cem Alacayir 1/30/2013 4:28 PM
Hi Cem,

Thanks for the response.  I'm still getting the same error using the UNC.  I checked that the w3wp.exe process is running under the username I had set in task manager and I also went to the network share and checked the security on the folder I'm trying to access and verified the user has full control access.

Is there a way to get a more specific error message of what might be causing the problem?
Cole 1/31/2013 7:09 AM
Sorry, for UNC to work you will need to impersonate the user.

Please see this topic:
UNC Path
Cem Alacayir 2/6/2013 1:17 PM