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  • Question

  • On one of my Windows Server 2008 boxes the File... Open... Analysis Services Database option of BIDS keeps giving me an 'illegal characters in path' message

    The server only has BIDS installed, not the full VS2008 team suite.

    I am able to connect to the cube using this functionality from other machines that are Windows XP with Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite installed on it.  Is there some prerequisite that is not installed by default on Windows Server 2008 that function requires?  Or is it possibly security related?

    I get this message:


    Illegal characters in path. (Microsoft Visual Studio)

    Program Location:

       at System.IO.Path.CheckInvalidPathChars(String path)
       at System.IO.Path.HasExtension(String path)
       at Serena.VsScc.Package.VmSccPkg.Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.IVsSccEnlistmentPathTranslation.TranslateProjectPathToEnlistmentPath(String projectPath, String& enlistmentPath, String& enlistmentPathUNC)
       at EnvDTE.SolutionClass.AddFromFile(String FileName, Boolean Exclusive)
       at Microsoft.AnalysisServices.Project.AnalysisServicesPackage.OnConnectToAS(Object sender, EventArgs e)



    Monday, June 7, 2010 1:29 PM

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  • we got a similar issue few days back. we have multiple projects in the solution. we had not set the AS database project as our default. setting it default made it work


    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 7:00 PM