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pdf files to be dispalyed on the sharepoint WSS sites to view their schedules everyday

  Asked By: Grace    Date: Aug 21    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 5100

We use a schedular for maintaining employee schedules in our department
and the schedules changes every day. Now we print the schedules into
pdf's using a PDF printer.These pdf files are stored on the network.
Now they want these pdf files to be dispalyed on the sharepoint WSS
sites to view their schedules everyday from home.
Please let me know if I can run a batch script to move files from
network to sharepoint. If not please let me know a way to dynamically
upload those files to sharepoint document library.



14 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Michelle White     Answered On: Aug 21

You should be able to just map a drive to the document  library and work
with it just like you would the file system.

Answer #2    Answered By: Sheena Ray     Answered On: Aug 21

I tried to do this, but was unable to map a drive letter to a Document Library. I was able to create a Webshare folder though, and can drag/drop files  to and from it successfully. Did you mean Webshare originally, or do you know of a particular method for making the drive map work? I'm thinking that a mapped drive would be easier to work with during scripting, etc so would really like to do this if possible.

Answer #3    Answered By: Gopal Jamakhandi     Answered On: Aug 21

you only need to change the forward slashes to back slashes and get rid of the http. You will see that Sharepoint virtual servers can be browsed just like a regular server on your network.

Answer #4    Answered By: Anibal Baird     Answered On: Aug 21

That of course is if you're on the same network  as your servers and that they're not hardened...

Answer #5    Answered By: Karla Morrison     Answered On: Aug 21

I managed to use the following command to map a drive:

net use z: "http://companyweb/General Documents/"

Does that help at all?

Answer #6    Answered By: Patricia Richardson     Answered On: Aug 21

Worked like a champ. I sometimes forget that the command line is there, and it usually works better than the GUI.

Answer #7    Answered By: Damon Garner     Answered On: Aug 21

Some people I know consider the DBase........

Answer #8    Answered By: Laura Walker     Answered On: Aug 21

I don't understand...................

Answer #9    Answered By: Nina Banks     Answered On: Aug 21

I have pdf  files on the network  which are updated constantly. I need
to move  those files  to a sharepoint  document library. Since it's a
maintaince to upload the file to sharepoint DL whenever the file is
updated like twice or thrice a day. Is there a way so that SharePoint
dynamically uploads documents when a new one is recognized in the
folder on the network or atleast move all the new files to sharepoint
DL once a day.

Answer #10    Answered By: Sharonda Mcfarland     Answered On: Aug 21

Why not link to the files  on the file system from the SharePoint
document library?

Answer #11    Answered By: Kalyan Pujari     Answered On: Aug 21

We've done this in a few instances, the only catch that you might run  into linking to the file system is if you're not running anonymous access and users attempting to grab said PDF/ZIP/Visio, etc. and aren't able to since they don't have a local users account (or because someone just didn't set the permissions correctly on the file).

Answer #12    Answered By: Christop Mcfadden     Answered On: Aug 21

You might look at SyncToy, which is a freeware utility from Microsoft. It is designed to synchronize file transfers, and can be scheduled to operate at certain times.


Answer #13    Answered By: Gopal Jamakhandi     Answered On: Aug 21

Not quite sure how that will help the user out if they're trying to sync up, unless of course they run  a scheduled task with sync toy and have the drive mapped to their document  library.

Answer #14    Answered By: Chantal Rosa     Answered On: Aug 21

I had proposed drive mapping and a scheduled job earlier in the thread, but it seems to have dropped out.