ORA-28500: Generic connectivity using ODBC DSN over mapped drive fails (Doc ID 105210.1)

Last updated on JUNE 30, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 16-Apr-2013***


Symptoms

Using Heterogeneous Services and an ODBC DSN to connect to a database file  stored on a local drive succeeds, but attempting to connect to a remote system  over a mapped drive* produces the following (or similar) errors:

ORA-28500: connection from ORACLE to a non-Oracle system returned this message:
[Transparent gateway for ODBC]DRV_InitTdp: [Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access 97
Driver] The Microsoft Jet database engine cannot open the file '(unknown)'. It
is already opened exclusively by another user, or you need permission to view
its data. (SQL State: S1000; SQL Code: -1032)
ORA-02063: preceding 2 lines from MSACCESS

Cause

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