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Am trying to watch a UNC Path file via FileWatcher in Windows service .Service works for local path not for UNC path. I get the below mentioned exception
Service cannot be started. System.ArgumentException: The directory name \\ServerName\Folder1\Target Folder is invalid.

This was the information i got in event viewer i have hosted the service as Network service . I can able to read the above mentioned path in FileWatcher via Console Application not via Windows Service.
Updated 20-Nov-15 0:47am
Tomas Takac 20-Nov-15 5:51am
Are you running it under the same user account?
Dave Kreskowiak 20-Nov-15 12:47pm
What account is your service running under? By default, it's LocalSystem which doesn't have any permissions to any network resources at all.

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Solution 1

It is likely a permission issue. Make sure the identity that is running the service has the proper permissions.

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