hi, i'm new to asp and am trying something really simple, but failing miserably. <BR>i've got a test server running nt4 (sp5) and using iis 4. i'm attempting to access a database held on the server using asp. if i open a connection directly to the drive letter, path, db everything works fine. however,if i share the directory and try accessing via the share i get the same error - <BR><BR>Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error ' 80004005' <BR><BR>[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. <BR><BR>i've been through and set all the file and share permissions so that Everyone has full control, added in the IUSR_ accounts (in case that was the problem), but still no joy. same permissions also applied to the asp page (as per technet's instructions)<BR>the database is not opened by anyone else so that isn't the problem. <BR>tried adding the IUSR account to the admins group - that also failed.<BR>same error is returned whether i try DSN or DSNless connections - it just doesn't like accessing the DB through the share.<BR><BR>any suggestions?