Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
erloyaamit

Delete a folder with runas

2 posts in this topic

#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I have created a script to uninstall and install a trial version software from domain users machines for install and uninstall exe. I've used runas command , so that domain users (restricted users) can uninstall and install a software without any need 2 call admin to install software with admin rights. After uninstall process that software keeps its folder and few files in it's "program files\<software directory>". Without complete deletion/removal of that folder install process cannot continue. Domain users don't have rights to that folder.

I have added a line in that script to remove that "program files\<software directory>", as

RunAs($sUserName, @ComputerName, $sPassword, 1, Dirremove("c:\program files\<software directory>", 1)).

When domain users runs exe file with this above command in that script, its unable to delete that folder as it is still trying 2 delete that folder with domain users rights only, even though i've used Runas command. ( I created a new script with the above single line in it , to test what is the problem. When i use windows right click runas admin rights, it works perfect.)

Kindly suggest where i m making the mistake?

Edited by erloyaamit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



DirRemove is an AutoIt command and can't be run that way. I would try using rd /s /q <foldername> instead in its place.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0