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sterry21
2007-02-17, 11:07
In case you missed it in the release notes, Slimserver 6.5.1 fixes bug 4131. This makes it run as a Win32:Process instead of a Win32:Service. This allows a mapped network drive (such as a NAS) to contain the library.

This is cool!

Steve Terry

MrSinatra
2007-02-17, 22:07
are you saying that any program that runs as a service rather than process in XP can't access a NAS which is a mapped drive?

why? is there no workaround for this?

Robin Bowes
2007-02-18, 05:51
MrSinatra wrote:
> are you saying that any program that runs as a service rather than
> process in XP can't access a NAS which is a mapped drive?
>
> why?

Ask Microsoft.

> is there no workaround for this?

Use UNc paths: //server/share


R.

Marc Sherman
2007-02-18, 06:31
MrSinatra wrote:
> are you saying that any program that runs as a service rather than
> process in XP can't access a NAS which is a mapped drive?

Because mapped drives are set up for each user account at login time,
and a service runs before you log in.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/180362

> why? is there no workaround for this?

As others have said, use the UNC path.

- Marc

mitchjstein
2007-02-18, 10:40
Hi,

I read your post, did a clean install of the latest release. I still can not get slimserver to use mapped drive ie. Z:\ I still can only use \\servername\musicfolder. What do I have to do?

JJZolx
2007-02-18, 10:49
I read your post, did a clean install of the latest release. I still can not get slimserver to use mapped drive ie. Z:\ I still can only use \\servername\musicfolder. What do I have to do?

What in the world is the reason that you'd want to use a mapped drive letter instead of a UNC path?

pfarrell
2007-02-18, 10:51
mitchjstein wrote:
> I read your post, did a clean install of the latest release. I still
> can not get slimserver to use mapped drive ie. Z:\ I still can only use
> \\servername\musicfolder. What do I have to do?

I'm not sure of the definitive answer, but I'd consider it a feature.

There is voodoo about Windows services using mapped drives, I stopped
keeping up with the incantations needed long ago.

Use the UNC path and be happy. Maybe someday in the future, MS will
bother to implement soft links like all the good operating systems in
the planet have had for 20+ years





--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

MrSinatra
2007-02-18, 10:57
just guessing, but it maybe that like me, he doesn't know what a unc drive is, what it does, how it works, or how to make one.

pointers welcome.

JJZolx
2007-02-18, 11:16
just guessing, but it maybe that like me, he doesn't know what a unc drive is, what it does, how it works, or how to make one.

pointers welcome.

1. You create a share on the remote system. You'll need to do that regardless of whether you're using a UNC path or a mapped drive letter. That share will have a name.

2. In Windows a UNC path consists of two backslashes, the machine name (the IP address will also work), one backslash, and the share name. Examples:

\\Dell8100\MyMusic
\\MyNASName\mp3
\\192.168.1.5\flac

You can also specify a folder at any level below the share name in a UNC path.

\\MachineName\ShareName\music
\\MachineName\ShareName\music\flac
\\MachineName\ShareName\music\mp3\jazz

Marc Sherman
2007-02-18, 11:23
MrSinatra wrote:
> just guessing, but it maybe that like me, he doesn't know what a unc
> drive is, what it does, how it works, or how to make one.
>
> pointers welcome.

Googling for "unc path" gives you the definition as the first result.
The original poster by his own admission already has his server
configured to use one, and it's working.

- Marc

sterry21
2007-02-19, 06:07
My understanding was that to use a UNC in Slimserver, it was not allowed to have password protection. I guess the mapped drive approach gets around that.

Steve Terry

mitchjstein
2007-02-19, 09:50
The statement was made that with 6.5.1 you can now use mapped drive letters, I tried this but it is still not allowing me to specify my NAS drive by my mapped drive letter! Is using a mapped drive letter allowable or was the original statement wrong



Although I can have many nested sub folders and the rescan can find all of my music.

Thanks

sterry21
2007-02-19, 14:27
My Slimserver is working completely with a NAS mapped as drive Z:.

ST

JJZolx
2007-02-19, 14:33
My understanding was that to use a UNC in Slimserver, it was not allowed to have password protection. I guess the mapped drive approach gets around that.

Password authentication would not be a function of SlimServer, but of the operating system. If you have the remote folder protected, then run the service under an account that has permission to access the share and the folder.