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    Post Wowza Streaming Server doesn't recognize mapped drive?

    Hi, I am trying to configure an streaming application on the Wowza Streaming Server with its content directory pointing to a mapped drive on network (my server is a Windows 7 server). But it seems that Wowza doesn't recognize it and gives a warning message saying "Content Directory does not exist". That's quite weird. Does anybody have same experience? Can someone shed some light? Thanks!

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    Hi,

    The usual cause of this problem is Wowza Streaming Engine is running as a service and therefore does not have user permissions to access the mapped drive required.

    You can check this is the case reasonably quickly.

    Stop Wowza Streaming Engine and Streaming Engine Manager as services.

    As the user logged in open a command prompt , Start -> cmd

    cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Wowza Media Systems\Wowza Streaming Engine 4.1.0\bin
    startup.bat

    As the user logged in open a second command prompt , Start -> cmd

    cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Wowza Media Systems\Wowza Streaming Engine 4.1.0\manager\bin
    startmgr.bat

    If this shows it working as needed then you need to configure the services to run as named users.

    Andrew.

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    Thanks Andrew, will try that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonwave View Post
    Hi, I am trying to configure an streaming application on the Wowza Streaming Server with its content directory pointing to a mapped drive on network (my server is a Windows 7 server). But it seems that Wowza doesn't recognize it and gives a warning message saying "Content Directory does not exist". That's quite weird. Does anybody have same experience? Can someone shed some light? Thanks!
    2 years ago I came across the same problem .
    here is the path that I followed to solve the problem.
    I was working on EMC filestore , my archiving unit record the video in Emc , and I located the Emc' space to web server. My wowza server needs to reach this videos,
    When I add the drive as mapped drive it does not work as you see.

    First follow the step ..

    Download and extract in c:/sys ( example)
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb842062.aspx
    In command line ,

    cd c:/sys (enter)
    psexec -i -s cmd.exe
    you'll see new command line opened.
    in this line that just opened ,

    net use j: \\lethea\sharedfolder /persistent:yes
    restart and retry , if this not work , this means your wowza service just start before connecting network drive .
    to solve this , prepare a batch file that will work on windows startup.

    @echo off
    net use j: \\lethea\sharedfolder /persistent:yes
    ping -n 10 127.0.0.1 #this will ping about 10 sec
    cd c:/wowza/bin
    start startup.bat
    exit
    I wish that this batch will solve ur problem.

    Kind Regards,
    Emre Karatasoglu
    emre.karatasoglu@hotmail.com

    LetheaSoftware
    http://letheasoftware.com
    http://emrekaratasoglu.com
    Last edited by Paul_S; 09-30-2014 at 02:54 AM.

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