Using network drives for output from Productivity Suite

If you use network drives to output your data from ProductivitySuite, you may see the message "Unable to create workspace. Access to the path 'Home' is denied".

The ProductivitySuite log file will contain something similar to this example below:

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Info 09/02/2012 11:52:47 Initialization:
Info 09/02/2012 11:52:47  - Connecting to output storage
Info 09/02/2012 11:52:47
Error 09/02/2012 11:52:47 CRITICAL ERROR: Unable to create workspace.
Error 09/02/2012 11:52:47 CRITICAL ERROR DETAILS:
Error 09/02/2012 11:52:47   System.Exception: Unable to create workspace. ---> System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path 'Home' is denied.
Error 09/02/2012 11:52:47      at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
Error 09/02/2012 11:52:47      at System.IO.Directory.InternalCreateDirectory(String fullPath, String path, DirectorySecurity dirSecurity)
Error 09/02/2012 11:52:47      at System.IO.Directory.CreateDirectory(String path, DirectorySecurity directorySecurity)
Error 09/02/2012 11:52:47      at ESRIUK.Products.UKPS.DC.Profile.WorkspaceUtils.CreateLocalWorkspace(AO_WorkspaceType wksType, String path, Boolean throwExceptionOnError)
Error 09/02/2012 11:52:47      --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
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The reason the message above occurs is that folders which are accessed by UNC paths (\\machinename\foldername ) are not supported in the application.

To workaround this issue, you need to create a mapped drive to the desired network folder in Windows Explorer. Add this to the folder connections in ArcCatalog and then run the OS Data Converter again using the new location.

Note, for performance reasons using local drives is the recommended option for outputting your data.