Subject Re: [firebird-support] Local Connection and Default Windows User
Author Paul Vinkenoog
Hi Guido,

> I have a PC with Firebird installed and a Windows User Guido, who is
> member of the group User, not Main User or Power User. If I login with
> Guido at the PC, I can't connect to a Firebird DB via local connection
> only via TCP/IP. The DB is in the folder
> C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\guido\Eigene Dateien
> a folder, in which Guido has full access. I can connect to the DB with
> the connection string
> w2k:C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\guido\Eigene Dateien\db.fdb
> but when I try the local connection
> C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\guido\Eigene Dateien\db.fdb
> I get the error message 'Unavailable Database'.
> Any ideas, what rights the user Guido is missing?

He should need no file access rights at all, as long as he can
communicate with the server.

Maybe the local protocol isn't working. Are you running Fb 2 on
Windows XP or 2003? Then you may need to change the IpcName setting
in firebird.conf (and remove the #):

# IMPORTANT! If your host OS is Windows 2003 or Windows XP with the
# terminal services enabled and you need the local connection to work,
# you should prefix the below value with "Global\", i.e. it should be
# "Global\FIREBIRD". Please note that the prefix is case-sensitive.
# Type: string

Hope this helps,
Paul Vinkenoog