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GetEnvironmentVariable in Windows Service

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I've written code in VB.Net that calls GetEnvironmentVariable. When I
execuate the code as part of a Windows Form, it reads the environment
variable with no problem.

I put the code in a Windows Service, however, and it can't seem to read
the same environment variable.

I used Microsoft .Net Framework to give the application every possible
permission, but it doesn't seem to help.

Ideas?

Mar 14 '06 #1
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I've written code in VB.Net that calls GetEnvironmentVariable. When
I execuate the code as part of a Windows Form, it reads the
environment variable with no problem.

I put the code in a Windows Service, however, and it can't seem to
read the same environment variable.

I used Microsoft .Net Framework to give the application every
possible permission, but it doesn't seem to help.

Ideas?

Is it a user specific environment variable, or a system variable?

Control panel -> System: Folder "extended" -> Button "Environment variables"

The service is usually running under a different account.
Armin

Mar 14 '06 #2

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It is a system variable. It was originally a user variable, so I
switched to system variable, but with no better results.

Mar 14 '06 #3

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