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Creating a Content Source for a File Share

  Asked By: Viral    Date: Dec 30    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1859

I'm trying to do the Lab 8.0 called "Creating a Content Source for a
File Share".
I created a shared folder called "Research" on my pc and then I
followed the steps as indicated in the document, using the "Add
Content Source" wizard.
I typed "\\mypcname\Research" as "File Share", but when I try to
create/update the index on that folder I got the following error:

Time: 8/22/2002 3:35:30 PM Type: Document Added
Message: Error fetching URL, (8007052e - Logon failure: unknown user
name or bad password. )
URL: \\mypcname\Research

How can I use a local folder as Content Source???
My pc is not on a network and it can't be.



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Yogendra Zarapkar     Answered On: Dec 30

I know of no way to use a local folder  as a content  source if that folder is
not on a machine located on the network  and accessible by the SharePoint
Portal Server. As far as I understand what you are trying to do (the Lab
exercise), it is impossible.

On the other hand, I have to assume you have SharePoint Portal Server
installed locally, right? That means you have IIS, Exchange, and the rest
installed on your machine? With a bit more information, perhaps someone on
the list can give you a hand. . . .

Answer #2    Answered By: Jerad Mercado     Answered On: Dec 30

First, if you are on the SharePoint server, can you see your PC?

Second, what is the security setting for that shared  folder?

Answer #3    Answered By: Riley Scott     Answered On: Dec 30

If you are on the SharePoint server, then you have IIS, the Web storage
system, the index/search facility, etc., everything that installs with
SharePoint. You should be able to create a folder  on that server and then
add the contents of that folder as a content  Source. Might be a permissions
issue on the specific folder. Or you might be trying to do something that
you don't have permissions to do on that machine.

Answer #4    Answered By: Adya Khavatekar     Answered On: Dec 30

You need to make sure that the account used for crawling the file  share
has permission on the file share  as well as permission on the underlying

Answer #5    Answered By: Trupti Patil     Answered On: Dec 30

I had the same problem - the solution (for me) was to share  the local

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