Friday 12 October 2007

Accpac Workstation Setup: BTrieve Error 35

We were migrating an existing peer to peer network to a SBS Premium based domain.

When we had most of the bugs ironed out, but the one that had us struggling the most was this error when we ran the Accpac client on the workstation:
BTRIEVE file directory is invalid(btrieve error 35)
This error had absolutely no indication as to the cause.

By this time, it was getting quite late, and the answer just did not seem to be forthcoming in our Web searches.

So, we took a break from it. The following day, we were able to finally discover what was causing the problem: We had setup the ODBC Datasources using the mapped network drive for the setting in the ODBC Administrator.

We needed to change the settings to the UNC path: \\mysbsserver\accpac

That fixed it.

A huge thank you to NextLevel Information Solutions for sharing their fix for the problem. It is a little over half way down in the FAQ.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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1 comment:

stryqx said...

That's dredging up some bad memories for me!

I remember years ago setting up SBT on an NT4 Terminal Server with its databases on an NT4 file server and having the same problem.

I remember having to modify some of the session initiation scripts (usrlogon.cmd and co) to map in the drive early enough for SBT to not throw an error.

Ahh, memories...