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vb.net and permission issues

Last Modified: 2014-12-01
I wrote a small program and it takes an access database stored as a resource in my.resources.  On load im telling it to take that db and put it on the local workstation with the below code:

Dim tempFilePath As String = Path.Combine(Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.LocalApplicationData), "BMWMaintenance")
        My.Computer.FileSystem.WriteAllBytes(tempFilePath, My.Resources.BMWMaintenance, False)

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IM not sure why but i keep erroring out with a permissions error telling me i dont have rights.  I tried launching as an admin and i still get the same result.  I am an admin of my machine and a domain admin so this should work.  What could be wrong?
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