"System.IO.Directory.Exists" In A Windows Service Using Windows 7?Jan 23, 2012
I have created a windows service in VB in visual studio 2008. The purpose of this service is to copy files from one network drive to the UNC path for a sharepoint file location. It works properly on a Windows XP machine, however when I installed it on Windows 7, I am now getting Access Denied error messages. In troubleshooting, I tried to simplify things to see if I can see the directory that I'm trying to write to, and the System.IO.Directory.Exists is returning false. I am able to see other netowrk shared drives, just not this particular one, and it appears to only be an issue from my Windows 7 machine, as I can do this with a Windows XP box.
I have also tested this code in a Windows forms application and it will work as expected. It appears only when I move to the service.