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LosDos

I have a pretty big task on my hands and it could turn out to be very cumbersome if I cannot find a way to automate it. I normally use powershell to script out anything but in this case it is not an option. I have a file server with user profiles located on it and nearly have the profiles are having a permission issue. The issue is when you go to the Security Tab, it errors saying" You do not have permission to view or edit..." but I can however take ownership or set ownership to Administrators and then edit the permissions. I do not need to set anything specific, but I do need AutoIt to read from a text file a list of profiles, such as john, charles, dave, ect. and then right click their profile folder, go to properties, Security Tab, select OK to bypass the error, Advanced, go to Owner Tab, select Administrators, Check the Replace permissions checkbox and hit apply. I would then assume it would sleep for 10 minutes or so while the permissions are set and then I need to go back into Advanced and Select Inherit and Replace.

So as you can see, XACLS and Powershell are not available because the netapp currently owns the folders that have incorrect permissions. I was able to pull a list of users that have this issue with powershell and would like to put their usernames into a text file and let it run.

If this isn't possible, I understand, I'll just have to start hand-jammin. God Bless.

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burners

write down all the keystrokes needed and the amount of seconds in between them.

Use the keyboard 100%

Post here and I will make it for you in a flash.


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LosDos

Thanks for the quick response burners, these are the keystrokes I found to work. I am not sure how to get it to open the shared folder and go to the user's folder.

I will have a text file with the list of users I will edit.

Script will open shared folder \\share\profiles$

The script will have to move to that user's appropriate folder,

Alt+Enter will open the properties.

CTRL+TAB to go to Security.

Enter to Say OK to the error.

ALT+V for Advanced.

CTRL+TAB x 2 to go from Permissions to Owner Tab.

Space Bar to select the first possible Owner.

ALT+R to Replace owner on all Subfolders and objects.

Enter to Replace.

Alt+Y to select Yes.

Sleep for 10 minutes.

Enter to close the Properties window.

ALT+ENTER to reopen Properties.

CTRL+TAB back to Security TAB.

ALT+V for Advanced.

The script will have to reenter the user name from the text file.

ALT+C to Check Name

Enter for OK

Tab x2

Space to select full permissions

Tab x3

Space

Tab

Space

Enter

Alt+Y to select Yes.

Sleep for 10 minutes.

Enter to exit.

Loop to second name in text file.

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Thanks for the quick response burners, these are the keystrokes I found to work. I am not sure how to get it to open the shared folder and go to the user's folder.

I will have a text file with the list of users I will edit.

Script will open shared folder \\share\profiles$

The script will have to move to that user's appropriate folder,

Alt+Enter will open the properties.

CTRL+TAB to go to Security.

Enter to Say OK to the error.

ALT+V for Advanced.

CTRL+TAB x 2 to go from Permissions to Owner Tab.

Space Bar to select the first possible Owner.

ALT+R to Replace owner on all Subfolders and objects.

Enter to Replace.

Alt+Y to select Yes.

Sleep for 10 minutes.

Enter to close the Properties window.

ALT+ENTER to reopen Properties.

CTRL+TAB back to Security TAB.

ALT+V for Advanced.

The script will have to reenter the user name from the text file.

ALT+C to Check Name

Enter for OK

Tab x2

Space to select full permissions

Tab x3

Space

Tab

Space

Enter

Alt+Y to select Yes.

Sleep for 10 minutes.

Enter to exit.

Loop to second name in text file.

Keypresses are not as precise as command line utilities.

Use Takeown.exe /R: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786603.aspx

Then use XCACLS.


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Your on your own from here. This should get you started.

$10min = "10000" * "60"
;open some text file and read line, line = $username
Opt("sendkeydelay", 25)
Opt("sendkeydowndelay", 15)
Send("#r");opens run command
WinWaitActive("Run");waits for run command
s2()
Send("\\share\profiles$ {enter}");opens shared folder
Opt("sendkeydelay", 50)
;move to folder somehow
Send("!{enter}");open properties
Sleep(5000)
Send("{lctrl}{tab}");go to security
s2()
Send("{enter}");say OK to error
s2()
Send("!v");advanced
s2()
Send("{lctrl}{tab}")
s2()
Send("{lctrl}{tab}");go from Permissions to Owner Tab
s2()
Send("{space}");select the first possible Owner
s2()
send("!r");Replace owner on all Subfolders and objects
s2()
Send("{enter}");replace
s2()
send("!y");select yes
sleep($10min);sleep 10min
Send("{enter}");close the Properties window
s2()
Send("!{enter}");reopen Properties
s2()
Send("{lctrl}{tab}");back to Security TAB
s2()
Send("!v");advanced
s2()
;$username
s2()
Send("!c");Check Name
s2()
Send("{enter}")
s2()
Send("{tab}")
s2()
Send("{tab}")
s2()
Send("{space}");select full permissions
s2()
Send("{tab}")
s2()
Send("{tab}")
s2()
Send("{tab}")
s2()
Send("{space}")
s2()
Send("{tab}")
s2()
Send("{space}")
s2()
Send("!{enter}")
s2()
Send("!y");select yes
s2()
sleep($10min);sleep 10min
Send("{enter}");enter to exit
Exit


Func s2()
    sleep(2000)
EndFunc

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burners

also if your not already using scite you should get it from the autoit homepage. It will help with your syntax and the tidy finction will check for erros.


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burners

Oh yes almost forgot.

If your going to read from a txt file a list of names to edit then you can do something like this

Add this var in top of script

$fileline=1

then add this in the file read statement

$line = FileReadLine(file.txt,$fileline)

Then add this before the wend

$fileline=1+1

or something along those lines

Edited by burners

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LosDos

Understood, I'll work on adding the FileReadLine. Thanks for all the help burners. God Bless.

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