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Windows Service needs disk access

Posted on 2011-03-02
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Hi Guys,

I have a Windows Service (from a 3rd party application) installed in Windows Service 2008.
The service requires disk access to a specific folder, and must be able to create files and file records.

The service installed successfully, but it doesn't create the necessary files on C: drive in the dedicated folder.

I've added the ADMINISTRATOR account / password to the service - as a test - but still no progress.
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Does the service write anything to the event log ? you might want to download 'filemon' which can monitor file access and see if any attempt is made to write/read/modify files or folders on the disk.
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by:Rupert Eghardt
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I moved the service files to a folder within program files, reinstalled the service and it seems to be working now.

I don't understand what the difference would be, running the service from a folder created in C: root, or from within program files ..
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woolnoir earned 500 total points
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potentially the permissions may be different - although as you state above its running as an admin so that shouldn't matter. If you want to find out, use that filemon program i suggested, it can tell you why file accesses are failing.
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