Reports and folders available for users to browse are typically located in a local drive on the server where ReCrystallize Server is installed. If your reports (.rpt files) and/or the folders you’d like to publish are located on another networked server, these additional steps will allow the network location to work with ReCrystallize Server.

  • In IIS Manager, locate the ReCrystallizeServer Application Pool. In Advanced Settings, change the Identity setting to a domain user account that has required access both to the file system on the local server and to the network shared location.
  • The path to reports or folders must use UNC format. Drive letters mapped to network locations will not work properly. Example of UNC formatted paths for a folder and a report are

where networkserver is the name of the server and sharedfolder is the name of the shared folder on the server.

A UNC folder path may be passed to the ViewFolder.aspx page instead of a local path.


A UNC report path may be passed to the ViewReport.aspx page instead of a local path.


  • The Report Root Folder may use a UNC path. This will cause the default folder view location and the default report location to point to the network share.
  • You may optionally use IIS Manager to create a virtual directory to the network shared folder beneath the ReCrystallizeServer application. This step is not required to use UNC paths, but may be more convenient and concise than the UNC path. If a virtual directory is created, it may be referenced as

where virtualdirectoryname is the name you give the virtual directory.

Last modified: 12 November 2021


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