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Posted - 06/19/2013 :  09:56:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I have enabled FileStream and from SSMS I can then insert a file (so from within the server).

However, locally I cannot. I expect it has to do something with permissioning but I can't quite figure it out.

Steps taken:
- Given my SQL account Bulkadmin and sysadmin
- Tried to connect using windows authentication (same windows auth I used to connect to server that has SSMS)
- JDBC, ODBC and ADODB connections
- Using UNC paths

Nothing works, everything throws this error:

Description: Cannot bulk load because the file " " could not be opened. Operating system error code 5(failed to retrieve text for this error.
Reason: 15105).

The Query I use:

I have admin rights to the server but not locally. My windows login has access to the files and to SQL.

So my real question: How can I insert local files to my sql server? What permissions am I lacking and how can I give them?

Thank you.

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Posted - 06/19/2013 :  09:58:54  Show Profile  Visit ditch's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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