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Unable to Access Mapped Network Drive From Reports Builder as Non-Oracle User (Doc ID 2435981.1)

Last updated on MAY 02, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Reports Developer - Version to [Release 12c to 12.2]
Oracle Forms - Version and later
Oracle Forms for OCI - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


You invoke Reports Builder 12c as non-Oracle user on Windows by selecting "Run as Administrator" as described in:

  Document 2187770.1 Reports Builder Fails to Start With Non-Oracle User on Windows: REP-50125: rwbuilder.conf:jav.lang.NullPointerException

When attempt to open a report on remote file system via mapped drive, you are unable to see or access this mapped drive.

However, you can access the same mapped drive as the Oracle (Administrator) user.

Even if the non-Oracle user created this mapped drive, the Reports Builder will not see it.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Login to Windows as non-Oracle user.
  2. cd %DOMAIN_HOME%\reports\bin
  3. Right-Mouse click on "rwbuilder.bat" and select "Run as Administrator".
  4. Try to "Open an existing report"
  5. When search for the mapped network drive, it does not appear.

The issue happens for all non-Oracle users.

It works if invoke Reports Builder as the Oracle (Administrator) user that installed the product.


 This is a new FMW Reports/Forms 12c installation.


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