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From "Foley, Tara (Citco)" <>
Subject Running tomcat as a service - problem with shared drives
Date Fri, 29 Aug 2008 10:20:37 GMT
> Hi
> I have written a java application which is deployed on tomcat on a
> windows machine.
> I created a special user account with full read/write access to a
> shared network drive. 
> When tomcat is started from the console under this user account it is
> able to write to the shared drive.  
> When I start tomcat as a service under this account, it cannot access
> the network drive (It says: path not found).
> I am using UNC paths and not mapped drives.
> The account under which tomcat is running as a service is the same as
> a regular user account accept that it has admin rights on the shared
> drive.
> I have googled for an answer to this and all information I can find
> indicates that the user account I created should have access  if UNC
> paths are used.
Is there something else I need to do?  Any help appreciated.

> Regards
> Tara
> E: 

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