Things to consider when configuring your ProjectWise Storage areas
A storage area is the physical location on a ProjectWise Integration Server or ProjectWise Caching Server computer, where the master copies of documents get stored when they are imported to ProjectWise. This location is only ever accessed by the PW service, and not directly by the users, but its important that the PW service has access to create, modify and delete folders and files.
Storage areas are secure when they can only be accessed by ProjectWise. Prevent bypass of ProjectWise access controls by making storage areas secure. Use your operating system's controls to prevent mounting of ProjectWise files or allowing FTP access to ProjectWise files.
When using a UNC path to a location that resides on a remote computer (one without ProjectWise installed), set up permissions on the shared folder so that the domain or computer account under which ProjectWise Integration Server and/or ProjectWise Caching Server is running can access and write to it. (In other words, on the shared folder, give Read and Write permissions to the domain or computer account under which ProjectWise Integration Server and/or ProjectWise Caching Server is running.)
In this example, The PW Integration Server service running on the server named PWIS will need to run as a domain account that has the appropriate access on the configured shared directory on the Remote Server
Likewise, when creating a Storage area locally on a ProjectWise Integration Server and/or ProjectWise Caching server, the user account running the PW server requires read/write access to the configured directory. This may be a local computer or domain account, or local system. Work with your IT department to ensure the correct account is used to allow permission to the configured storage area.