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Accessing UNC Share from Device

  Asked By: Chaim    Date: Aug 07    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1247

We have a copier/scanner/fax machine here (Canon iR3570) that can save
the data scanned in to SMB shares. We're attempting to save this
information into SharePoint. However, everytime we do, we receive an

I've sniffed the traffic going to the server (this is in development).
What we're requesting is \\portal\sites\alpha\doclib. From the
sniffer, the device makes a request for \\portal\sites, and then
fails, stating that "Requested share does not exist". Can anyone
explain to me what might be causing this problem, and possibly how to
fix it? I've checked Local Policy, and "Microsoft Network Server:
Digitally sign communications (always)" is disabled.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Gopal Jamakhandi     Answered On: Aug 07

The sharepoint  document library is not an SMB share. There are third-party products that will let you mount a DocLib as a share, but I have not tried them.

You could also write a program to monitor a typical file share  and upload to the DocLib.

Answer #2    Answered By: Dameon Dejesus     Answered On: Aug 07

The problem  is that the WebClient service will automatically transform a UNC request  (\\SERVER\SHARE) into a WebDAV request if it figures out that’s really what you wanted.

A word of warning … using SharePoint to store large volumes of scanned  documents is BAD. If you’re doing much volume you want a real document management system.

Answer #3    Answered By: Tejaswani Barve     Answered On: Aug 07
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