I am trying to use CDM so user could use Windows share folder. I am following the direction listed in ‘Admin Guide’ on page 262.
This is what I did so far:
I started creating a share folder on one of the Windows 2003 machine. Machine name is SGDOFFICE10 and folder name is SGDOFFICE. Shared folder is available and easily could be mapped from any Windows machine.
I also installed SGDEnhancement Module for MicrosoftWindows on same machine.
Next, I modified client.prf file as listed below:
## Config file for the ttatdm daemon.
Then I logon to SGD admin site and enabled CDM under global settings.
Next I am trying to start CDM process on application server:
# /opt/ta_tem/bin/tem startcdm
But getting the following error:
# tem startcdm
Starting the ttatdm daemon...
Using configuration file client.prf from /opt/tta_tem/etc.
Started OK. Process ID: 30553.
mount.nfs: mount point /sgdoffice$ does not exist
Failed to mount /sgdoffice$
I would like to accomplish almost same, except instead of physical drive, I would like to map a shared folder.
Looking at the ‘Client Device’ portion of ‘Global Settings’ in SGDADMIN console, it says:
Gives users access to the drives or file systems on their client device from applications running on an application server. Changes take effect for new user sessions
I am wondering how that file system works without being mapped this on client machine.
Technically when we RDP to windows box all the mapped drives on that box is available to user, worse come worse I could map the shared drive there.
CDM stands for "Client Drive Mapping". What it does is to map "client drive" onto application server (your Windows 2003 server) so that the applications (SAS & SPSS) could see the client drives (for example, C: in your Windows XP devices.)
If I'm not mistaken, what you are trying to do is to map the shared folder on Windows 2003, which also happens to be your application server. CDM is not for this purpose.
I'm not sure that I still understand your problem unless I totally missed what you are trying to do. My understanding is that your shared drive is on the Windows 2003 server. Your users access the SAS & SPSS applications on the same server via SGD. So, all you have to do is to make the shared folder visible to the users on the server.
Only difference is that application on different server and shared on different (both on Win 2003 server though) that's why I was looking for CDM, but as you mentioned CDM is not for that purpose. I am gonig to take your advise and just have that shared folder visible on those machine.