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Not able to start windows service written in vb.net

Posted on 2003-10-22
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Hi All,
        I have written windows service in vb.net that will read the registry entires from Current User. Code was working fine on windows application but same code is not working while trying to start the service. Its giving the following error

Could not start the FileConverter(name of my service) service on Local computer.
The service did not return an error. This could be an internal windows error or an internal service error. If the problem persists, contact your system administrator.

Here is my code:

Imports System.ServiceProcess
Imports System.IO
Imports Microsoft.Win32
Imports System.Security.Permissions

<Assembly: RegistryPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.RequestMinimum, All:="HKEY_CURRENT_USER")>


Protected Sub InitializeService()

        Dim rk As RegistryKey = Registry.CurrentUser.OpenSubKey("Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\File Convertor\Inbox", False)
        Dim cnt As Int32

        cnt = rk.GetValue("Source") ' Source is the value under Inbox  key
End Sub

Thanks in advance

Srinivas


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by:tinchos
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are you trying to start it using an administrator account?
(I believe that you need full permits in order to start a service)
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by:gubbalasree
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I have tried with administrator acct but getting the same error.

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Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\File Convertor\Inbox

this key exits??

also debug yur service with some error log mechanism or use text files to write the proceedings of your service

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by:gubbalasree
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Hi Desp that key exists in the registry and if the service starts then i can debug by attaching the process to the debugger.

If i remove the registry access code then the service is starting and i m able to debug by attaching to the debugger.




       
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by:zrh
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You can try getting the permissions imperatively.
Put the following as first lines of InitializeService():

Dim f As New RegistryPermission(RegistryPermissionAccess.Read, "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\File Convertor\Inbox")

Are you sure this is where your error is coming from?
Have you tried hardcoding a value instead of reading from registry? Did it work?

Hope this helps some,
ZRH
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