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QuestionVBScript DeleteFolder method cannot delete folders under System32 on Win 8.1 Pin
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Hi,

I need to delete the folder C:\Windows\System32\Macromed using vbscript but I consistently get access denied no matter how my code is written. I have used an admin prompt to run the script and used psexec to get System rights but get the same access denied result.

•File Explorer - Can't delete manually without responding to request for elevated privileges. I don't want to click the Continue button because that is likely not the configuration for 99.9% of the clients that I will deploy against.
•User CMD - cannot delete folder with RD using command window
•Admin CMD - script cannot delete the folder
•System CMD (psexec) - script cannot delete the folder.
•Trying to shell out to run RD won't work either.


I thought that this could be due to files existing in subfolders but I get access denied when trying to delete just the files to empty the folder. This folder is created when Flash Player is installed but in this case, Flash Player is removed but the folder is left behind. I think it's unlikely that any of the files (4) involved are in use.

Inspecting the security settings shows me that the folder owner is System with full control and Trusted Installer also has full control. System gets an access denied message when it tries to delete the folder even though System is the owner.

How can I change the folder security so it will allow the script to delete the folder? I am using basic code seen in just about any example given for fso.DeleteFolder. I have seen a few forums that recommend using icacls.exe. I haven't tried that one yet but intend to.

Thanks,
Rob

modified 21-Apr-16 16:45pm.

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