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com object can't access local file system from web page

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I have created a c# dll that is a com object.  It is embedded on the webpage using the <object> tag.  It works fine.  

I now have a requirement to access a file in the program files folder that has some setup values, but I can't do it from a webpage on the server.  

The dll is downloaded with a windows application and regasm is run prior to opening the website.  The dll can access a database (from the web page).  how can I grant permissions to the object that allows local file access?  The access only needs to be read access.
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Maybe you can read the file from windows application and pass as query parameters when the website is launched ?
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by:dhenderson12
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Interesting idea, however there are several of these sites and I would need to modify the way they are launched individually, so this would become a maint nightmare.

I would like to write a small file when the win application starts up and allow the com object access to that file for the information it needs.  I just don't know how to do this for a .net object.  If it were java I would install a java.policy file on the machine (since these are internal sites that's easier than it sounds through group policy).
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Please check whether it can useful to you.  Reading file using vbscript.  http://www.developerfusion.com/code/1656/reading-a-file-using-the-filesystemobject/

Other option is , you can store the setup values in DB and when the application launches first it can read its setup values and it can proceed further.
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