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3/8/2012 4:00 AM

Hi, I'm having a lot of problems getting a local html page to display in the iframe module.

I'm currently building a new intranet site for a school  running DNN 6.1.3 and using Iframe 4.4 and have created a blank page with the module in the content pane to display the current intranets department pages whilst I migrate their data to a modular layout.

The old site is just html pages held on a storage server so I'm trying to map to an html page on server but when I add the page nothing is displayed in the module. If I put an incorrect address in I get an 404 or similar error displayed but using the correct path the iframe module is empty.

The path to the file is "file://server/d$/Intranet_Root/Intran..." and the page is pretty rough using frames and tables done in front page but displays fine when entering that in the browser directly.

my iframe settings are....

Source:   URL: file://server/d$/Intranet_Root/Intran...
Width:   950
Auto Height:   True
Scrolling:   No
Border:   No

Other Options and Querystring parameters are empty.

I've tried using set values for height and disabling auto height but issue is the same, I've tested in IE7, chrome and Firefox 10 and all have same result of displaying page with module heading but no page data is displayed under the module. Can anyone see anything obvious I am doing wrong?

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3/8/2012 10:33 AM

I noticed in your post that you listed your source as:


 The concern I see here is that the share you have the files on is d$, in M$world that is an Admin share.  So, unless you are an administrator or have been granted explicit rights to that share, the user won't be able to see it.  In this case the user is your ASP.Net Service account running your application pool. 

I would suggest 1 of two things:

1.   Ensure that the user account running your site (appPoolId userid (in 2k8) or the apprporiate ASP account user running your site. if 2k3 ) have permissions to that folder to read content.

2. Recommended: Create a standalone non-admin file share on your shared storage server and place the files there.  Apply only the appropriate permissions for the AppPoolID/ASPNet user id (as appropriate) to have access to read the files on that share. 

Hope This Helps!

Make It a Great Day!


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3/8/2012 1:34 PM
#2 from Dustin is the way to go. I have company files on a shared drive and this is the best way I found to access them.

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