Is there a compatibility issue or something else that would prevent a Windows CE 5.0 device from accessing files directly from a Windows Server 2008 R2, given a network path like "\\192.168.1.20\myFolder\myFile.exe" ?
I have a C# application that's used by a number of barcode scanning devices running Windows CE 5.0, .NET 3.5 compact framework, and uses a web service to communicate with the DB.
I've been working on an auto-update feature for this program. It compares the Version numbers of the running assembly with the .exe located in a specific path on the server and downloads the .exe on the server when needed. This works well when I run the .exe from a desktop.
However, the scanning device cannot access the server files. As far as I'm aware the parent folder is shared and visible to the entire network.