I just created a windows service (as per below) which simply copies a file every 10 seconds (I will change that to just once a day... just want to backup a file on the server onto the LAN). I changed the ip address just to 'ipaddress' but the error message below leads me to think that it can find the file ok, but I just can't access it as my access to that folder is denied. The code works fine when i copy to my local pc but just not when trying to copy from local pc to LAN.
I did read, however, that windows services run under the system account and don't have access to the network. If so, how to gain access... or how to achieve what i want to achieve?
error message: (not too sure what first part is... something missing i guess for my computer to be able to display it.
The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( Application ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Copy Failed: Access to the path '\\10.237.47.143\DEPT\CSO\
A\Sita Account\Aiden\TestLAN\CTA Test.mdb' is denied..
Public Class CSATService
Private t As Timer = Nothing
Protected Overrides Sub OnStart(ByVal args() As String)
' Add code here to start your service. This method should set things
' in motion so your service can do its work.
Protected Overrides Sub OnStop()
' Add code here to perform any tear-down necessary to stop your service.
Protected Sub t_Elapsed(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.Timers.ElapsedEventArgs)
Dim copyFile As FileInfo = New FileInfo("E:\Test\CTA Test 2010.06.30.mdb")
copyFile.CopyTo("\\ipaddress\TestLAN\CTA Test.mdb", True)
Catch ex As Exception
System.Diagnostics.EventLog.WriteEntry("Application", "Copy Failed: " & ex.Message.ToString)
Public Sub New()
' This call is required by the Windows Form Designer.
' Add any initialization after the InitializeComponent() call.
t = New Timer(10000)
AddHandler t.Elapsed, New System.Timers.ElapsedEventHandler(AddressOf t_Elapsed)