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The file message system

SQL Remote can be used even if you do not have a message system in place, by using the file message system.

Addresses in the file message system

The file message system is a simple file-sharing system. A file address for a remote user is a subdirectory into which all their messages are written. To retrieve messages from their "inbox", an application reads the messages from the directory containing the user's files. Return messages are sent to the address (written to the directory) of the consolidated database.

When running as an NT service make sure that the account under which the Message Agent is running has permissions to read and write all necessary directories. This is often a problem when accessing network drives.

Root directory for addresses

The file system addresses are typically subdirectories of a shared directory that is available to all SQL Remote users, whether by modem or on a local area network. Each user should have a registry entry, initialization file entry, or SQLREMOTE environment variable pointing to the shared directory.

You can also use the file system to put the messages in directories on the consolidated and remote machines. A simple file transfer mechanism can then be used to exchange the files periodically to effect replication.

FILE message control parameters

The FILE message system uses the following control parameters:

On NetWare, you should create a file named dbremote.ini in the sys:\system directory to hold the directory setting.

Windows CE and ActiveSync

For the file link, dbremote looks in \My Documents\Synchronized Files. On the desktop machine, the SQLREMOTE environment variable or directory message link parameter for the FILE link should be set to the following:

%SystemRoot%\Profiles\userid\Personal\ce-machine-name\ Synchronized Files

where userid and ce-machine-name are set to the appropriate values. With this setup, ActiveSync automatically synchronizes the message files between the desktop and CE system.

Check Mobile Devices > Tools > ActiveSync Options to ensure that file synchronization is activated.

For information on setting message link parameters, see The file message system.

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