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Network file UNC Access from Web Application

I couldn't find anything that quite described this in whole, so I'm
going to post it since from what I can tell about 400 other people have
posted asking how to do this and received partial answers

To set up an IIS 6.0 application that can access a UNC drive.

1. Create/Identify a domain account with access to the required UNC
2. Add that user to the IIS_WPG group on the Web Server
3. Create an application pool on the Web Server
4. Right click the new application pool and Select Properties
Select the Identity Tab
Select Configurable radio button
Enter the Account from step 1 above
5. Create a Virtual directory pointing to the application and allow
script execution.
6. Right click the Virtual Directory and Select Properties.
7. On the Virtual Directory tab of the properties dialog, select the
Application Pool created above in the Application Pool drop down
Here is the aspx and the aspx.vb for a simple application that will
list the contents of any UNC (any UNC that the application pool
identity has read access)
Default.aspx______________________________________ _______________________________
<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="false"
CodeFile="Default.aspx.vb" Inherits="_Default" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
<title>Untitled Page</title>
<form id="form1" runat="server">
<asp:Label ID="lbError" Visible = "false" runat="server"/>
<br />
<asp:Label >UNC to display:</asp:Label><asp:TextBox
ID="TextBox1" runat="server" Width="356px"></asp:TextBox>
<br />
<asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="List contents of
UNC" /><br />
<asp:Table ID="Table1" runat="server">


Default.aspx.vb___________________________________ _____________________________
Imports System.IO
Partial Class _Default
Inherits System.Web.UI.Page

Protected Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As
System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
For Each dirname As String In
Dim tCell As TableCell = New TableCell
tCell.Text = dirname
Dim tRow As TableRow = New TableRow()
Catch ex As Exception
lbError.Text = ex.Message
lbError.Visible = True
End Try
End Sub
End Class

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