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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: Tomcat 6 access Network drive and interact with desktop
Date Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:31:58 GMT
Howard W. Smith, Jr. wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 4:37 AM, ankur bajaj <> wrote:
>> Hi All
>> I have a tomcat service which when runs with local account and is allowed
>> to interact with desktop is not able to access network resources
>> but If I start this service with a username it cannot interact with the
>> desktop.
>> Is it possible that both these features can be accessed simultaneously?
>> I mean I need a tomcat service which can interact with desktop and can
>> access network resources
> First of all, I find Andre, Chris, and David's responses very interesting.
> My two cents (my experience and/or requirement).
> 1. Never ran/used tomcat6
> 2. I have been using tomcat7 as a Windows Service on Windows Server 2003
> and then moved from Windows Server 2003 32-bit to Windows Server 2008 R2
> 64-bit.
> 3. Never really had the need for service to interact with desktop, except
> for the basic need to start/stop tomcat7 and/or adjust the properties of
> the service. tomcat7w.exe definitely fulfills this requirement of mine!!!
> 4. The Windows 2003 server is already the domain server/controller, and the
> network shared drives are there...if i need to access shared/network
> resources. Also, HP printer driver/software was installed 'already' (prior
> to development of the web app running via tomcat7), so when time came for
> 'silent printing', i found some java code that performs silent printing
> well, that scans the list of printers on the Windows Server 2003, and
> allows me to print (PDF document) to any one of those printers.
> 5. Now, I do have some plans or future requirements that I'd like to
> address immediately, where I am pushing data to QuickBooks; there is a
> QuickBooks data file still hosted on the Windows Server 2003 and the
> Windows Server 2008 is 'not' on the domain, but can talk to the rest of the
> network via tcp/ip. Also, i'm aware that QuickBooks has QuickBooks Online,
> qbXML, etc..., and I'm considering those options to push data to QuickBooks
> instead of accessing 'network resources'. Okay, it may be a quicker
> response-time to access local area network resources than push data to WAN.
> Not really a concern of mine, since the app is already pushing data to
> Google Calendar, successfully, reliably, and in a manner that performs
> quite well, too..especially, since good hardware and network connection is
> 'now' in place. :)

Thank you for sharing your comments and your experience.
But.. do you have a question ?

If yes, it may be better to start a new thread, with a new subject.  The original OP may 
not like you hijacking his very line of enquiry.

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