The Geo Web Publisher Administration client is utilized to create connections for data published by Geo Web Publisher.
'File based' sources thus require a path definition in order for the Geo Web Publisher service to access the file. The Geo Web Publisher service must be running as a domain account with access to these resources (paths, files). When the desired location is not local to the server on which Geo Web Publisher is installed, a UNC path definition [e.g. \\server\sharename ] must be used. Use of mapped network drive letters is neither certified nor supported.
Why Is It Impossible to Access Bentley Geo Web Publisher's Data Located on a Network Drive (UNC Path)?