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Webpage Only Writes Text File on Some Workstations

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cembtw, Jan 6, 2011.

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    (Part of this involves 2003SBS, but I figured the XP forum was the best place for this as all the workstations are XP Pro.)

    My firm has a local .aspx website (that I did not create) which includes the following feature:
    On one page, a user can "export" the results of a stored procedure to a user-defined text file (the page uses streamwriter to do this).

    - Several months ago, this apparently stopped working for some of my workstations. Even though no errors are reported, the file remains in its previous state. I don't know of any changes that could have occurred back then to affec this.(I DO know that the code hasn't changed.)

    - However, when the operation is run on the server (where the site/database/etc. reside) or on any number of "good" workstations, the file is properly written.

    I thought it might be permissions issues, but everything looks in order...or perhaps communication/authentication issues the security tab in the "bad" workstations show nothing but success audits.

    I am rather novice when it come to this environment, so help or hints as to what I should be looking for would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    It turned out to be the IE security setting "Include local directory when uploading files to a server". This setting is disabled by default.

    The working PCs had the setting enabled for some reason. Adding the site as a "Trusted Site" also enables the setting, achieving the same result.
     
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