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Monday, January 16, 2012

[INTERSOLV][ODBC Paradox driver][Paradox]Network initialization failed.

If you're seeing a...

[INTERSOLV][ODBC Paradox driver][Paradox]Network initialization failed.

... or a ...

[INTERSOLV][ODBC Paradox driver][Paradox]Directory is controlled by other .NET file.

... message, you're probably  trying to connect an ASP.NET or VS.NET Program to a Paradox database.

You've been all over the internet and there is some stuff about not being able to work on a SUBST path, but nothing you try works.  If you use the SUBST path you get Network initialization failed, while using the real path gives Directory is controlled by other .NET file.


Bryan Valencia is a contributing editor and founder of Visual Studio Journey.  He owns and operates Software Services, a web design and hosting company in Manteca, California.

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