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jeffsonlinepersona

Run icacls as administrator

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jeffsonlinepersona

I'm trying to create a script to run the icacls function to change some folder permissions within a script where the user of the script does not have admin rights. I'm using the RunAsWait function like so:

#RequireAdmin

;~some other code

Local $pid = RunAsWait($AdminUser,@ComputerName,$pw,0,@ComSpec & " /c icacls " & $configDIR & " /grant " & $newUser &":F",@SystemDir,@SW_HIDE)

Nothing happens and the line exits 5.

But if I go through the hassle of navigating to c:\windows\system32 and right clicking cmd.exe > run as administrator > enter password, then at command line prompt type and execute: icacals [the directory] /grant [the user]:F

everything works fine.

It appear to this noob that the hassle of navigating>right clicking etc cmd.exe is behaves differently than RunAsWait with proper credentials.

Can anyone help! I've spent a lot of time on this and don't know what else to do...

Thanks

(Oh, script will always be running on Windows 7 starter 32)

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BrewManNH

Exitcode 5 for ICACLS means access denied.

Why are you using @ComSpec when you can run the program directly?

Also, there's a UDF in the example scripts area that deals with setting permissions on folders that might be of some help.


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