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From "Cammy Ng" <>
Subject Re: tomcat service not accessing DSNs
Date Fri, 17 May 2002 19:59:38 GMT

I believe your access database cannot located on a remote machine because on
security reason, even you map a permanent drive to the machine. Which mean
it is not tomcat problem, even any asp, php will not work this way too.
Check from Microsoft site. I read these article before.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Schiza, Apostolia (ISS Atlanta)" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 12:43 PM
Subject: tomcat service not accessing DSNs

> Hello,
> I am working Win2k Server, and I have tomcat running as a service, from
> LocalSystem Account.
> I have created System Data Sources on windows to get to Databases residing
> remotely (I have
> actually created permanent mapped drives to those machines, so that I will
> specify the DB path
> in the DSN).
> It seems like tomcat cannot access these DSNs, because I get the following
> error:
> java.sql.SQLException: [Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver]
> is not a valid path.  Make sure that the path name is spelled correctly
> that you are connected to the server on which the file resides.
> When Tomcat is running standalone (not as a service) then it can access
> DSN data just fine.
> I tried having the service running as an admin, but no luck.
> Any ideas??
> Thank you!
> -Lia
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