odd IRB behavior w/ InstantRails

Hey guys, I was trying to play around with Win32::Service using Win32Utils (http://win32utils.rubyforge.org/). I got it to work on my local machine (Ruby 1.8.6 without rails, Windows XP), however, I wanted to run the same tests on my development server which runs Windows 2003 Server and InstantRails v1.7 (Rails 2.1.0 and Ruby 1.8.6). I ran this command to install the gem on both machines - in each case I downloaded the gem and am installing it locally:

  > gem install win32-service #this is local   successfully installed win32-service-0.6.1-x86-mswin32-60

using >gem list I am able to see that win32-service (0.6.1) is installed on both machines.

On my local machine:   irb(main):001:0> require 'win32/service'   => true

but doing this on the server 2003 box w/ instantrails results in:

  irb(main):001:0> require 'win32/service'   LoadError: no such file to load -- win32/service         from (irb):1:in `require'         from (irb):1

My co-worker thinks this is due to instantrails not looking in the right place for the gems... I am still somewhat of a ruby noob, so any and all help is greatly appreciated!!

Thank you, - Jeff Miller