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IIS Could not find a part of the path

Posted on 2015-01-08
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Calling this code from C# web app:
                            return File(path, "application/msexcel",trimmedPath);

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If I run in Visual studio the command works and the file is downloaded.  If I run on the server I get this error
Could not find a part of the path 'r:\results\19262\19262-BA-T1\19262-BA-T1-19262-BA-T1-2_12_11_2014_32C_CST_8870.xlsx'.

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If I copy that path into explorer it opens on the server
In IIS I have set Physical path credentials to my userID
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by:Michael Fowler
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I am assuming that r is a mapped network drive. Try using the network path instead eg \\server\....
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by:Lab Guy
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Tried that as well, get this error:
Access to the path '\\servername\rts\results\19262\19262-BA-T1\19262-BA-T1-19262-BA-T1-2_12_11_2014_32C_CST_8870.xlsx' is denied.

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by:Lab Guy
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With the UNC method, here is the Proc Mon info:Process Mon
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Resolved it.  Issue was that the process was running under the application pool user credentials. Switched it to the NETWORK SERVICE user and it worked.
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by:Lab Guy
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Figured it out with help from another source
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