12-28-2018 06:43 AM
Hi, I am trying to get at a folder on our on premise Sharepoint site.
I've tried a "Sharepoint Folder" eg http://site.ourdomain.com/subsite/ but the desktop will not allow access and errors with "Access to the resource is forbidden."
I can get the PBI desktop to connect to the UNC path eg \\site.ourdomain.com\subsite\shared documents\administration
and all is good in PBI desktop. The issue occurs when I try to set up a refresh schedule on our on premise Power BI site.
The error I get when trying to set up the credentials is
"We got the IO error '53' while trying to access the path '\\site.ourdomain.com\subsite\shared documents\administration'."
I've tried correct case and even including %20 instead of the spaces but I've not managed to get eithe rapproach working as needed.
Any help gratefully received.
12-31-2018 12:31 AM - edited 12-31-2018 12:42 AM
I am unable to reproduce your issue on my side.
When I connect to SharePoint folder in Power BI Desktop optimized for report server, everything works well. Do you use Windows credential? If you are using SharePoint Online, please use Microsoft account to connect to the data source in power BI Desktop optimized for report server.
In addition, regarding to the error message about UNC path, please check if the file is occupied by other programs and you have appropriate permission on it.
01-02-2019 02:44 AM
Hi Lydia / @v-yuezhe-msft
Happy New Year.
Yes I use Windows credentials, we've even tried using our Farm Admin account as it has no permission restrictions (to our knowledge). We are running SP2013.
In terms of UNC then I can connect to it in Desktop (optimised for Report Server) no problem. The issue occurs when I try to set up a refresh schedule on the report server. So by the fact I can connect from Desktop this confirms I have the approriate permissions and PBI Desktop is happy with the state of the files.
01-02-2019 06:38 AM
We've done some more digging. We have a development box and I am able to connect onto a Sharepoint Folder.
Our live infrastructure has load balancers and mirrored servers so what do we need to do to access folders on our LIVE Sharepoint infrastructure?
01-08-2019 12:49 AM
In terms of UNC path, I suspect the issue is caused by the live infrastructure. What is the result if you configure load balancers and mirrored servers for development box?
01-08-2019 02:49 AM