As from version 7, shared access is possible only by using Portfolio Server. In earlier versions, it doesn't work and you shouldn't try, if only as it isn't sensible working practice. If you do try to open a served Catalogue (in Administrator mode), you will get this message:
You will get this even if the Catalogue is served but there are no active users. What it doesn't tell you is that the real issue is that the Catalogue is served. On accepting first dialog you then get this message:
... which appears to allow you to log on at publisher level or below. Click 'OK' and you get this:
Clicking OK, drops you back to Portfolio without opening any Catalogue. If you try to do this operation using access at Publisher level or below, you only see the last of these dialogs, but still with the same final outcome.
It is worth repeating that trying a mixed access model is asking for problems (and impossible as of v7). Still, despite your best efforts, ill-informed users (administrators!) may unwittingly attempt this so it is worth knowing what happens!
Note too, that PortWeb counts as an access too - albeit only one. You can run PortWeb stand-alone on aw server but do not try an open catalogues in file share mode when they are served by PortWeb as you are likely to crash the latter. If you need to access PortWeb-served Catalogues use Portfolio Server as well as PortWeb. Similaryly, you shouldn't try to open NetPublsih snapshot catalogues when in situ on the web server and being served via NP - is you must get access, disable the site first.
When mixing client-based and web-based access ideally you should host the Portfolio Server (and catalogues) and the Web server on different computers. If the catalogues/Portfolio Server/web server are on different machines also give thought to the bandwidth available between them all and to the permissions required for the various accesses.
Question: Can I mix served access with direct access from client to catalogue? [FAQ00153.htm]
Last Update:- 31 May 2006
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