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How to set folder permissions with VBScript

Discussion in 'Web Design, HTML And CSS Forums' started by molemenacer, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. molemenacer

    molemenacer New Member

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    Hi all,

    I am trying to set folder permissions for "everyone" on a folder and am struggling to find out how to do it in VBScript.

    I have found a few articles but because i am new to this i do not really understand them.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. molemenacer

    molemenacer New Member

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    I have been able to find the code and implement it, however it wipes out all those that have permission already and just leaves the one that i am creating. Does anyone know why?
    Code:
    Function SetPermissions()
    	Dim strHomeFolder, strHome, strUser
    	Dim intRunError, objShell, objFSO
    
    	strHomeFolder = "C:\Test"
    
    	Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
    	Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    	If objFSO.FolderExists(strHomeFolder) Then
    		intRunError = objShell.Run("%COMSPEC% /c Echo Y| cacls " _
    		& strHomeFolder & " /t /c /g everyone:F ", 2, True)
    		
    		If intRunError <> 0 Then
    			Wscript.Echo "Error assigning permissions for user " _
    			& strUser & " to home folder " & strHomeFolder
    		End If
    	End If
    End Function
     
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  3. pradeep

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    Trying using the /E switch insted of /T switch for cacls. Good Luck!
     
  4. molemenacer

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    Thanks pradeep that worked.
     
  5. molemenacer

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    I have come accross another problem, in that i need to be able to execute an sql script from a vbscript, is this possible and how easy is it?
     
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    Hello Guys,

    I too needed a VBscript to set folder permissions on workstations. So thanks for the information.
    However in my code I could never get the variable of strfolder path to get recognized.

    Here is what I'm referring to:
    Option Explicit
    Dim strFolder

    strFolder = "C:\Test\Growing Palms"

    Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
    objShell.Run("%COMSPEC% /k cacls & stfFolder & /E /G WhiteCastle\Sarah:F")
    WScript.Quit

    I just could not get the directory to get recognized!

    I ended up change the script line to the following.
    objShell.Run("%COMSPEC% /k cacls ""c:\test\Growing Palms"" /E /G WhiteCastle\Sarah:F")

    Any Idea as to what I was doing wrong is attempting to use the Variable.
    I know that once your sent the %comspec% comand you are very much in at a dos prompt.
    Perhaps if there was a way to pass over the variable to the shell command envirnment.

    Please advise,
    RTorres9
     
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  7. pradeep

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    Check this line
    Code:
    objShell.Run("%COMSPEC% /k cacls & stfFolder & /E /G WhiteCastle\Sarah:F")
    
    Should be,
    Code:
    objShell.Run("%COMSPEC% /k cacls """ & stfFolder & """ /E /G WhiteCastle\Sarah:F")
    
     
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    Thanks for the information.

    Looks like the lack of the double double quotes is the problem.

    I'll give this a try.

    Have a nice day!
     
  9. SreejithRajan

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    Hi ,I need to give " only write" permission to a folder through VB Script.Please let me know how to achieve this.I used the below VB script(Please let me know what modification needs to be made):Function SetPermissions() Dim strHomeFolder, strHome, strUser Dim intRunError, objShell, objFSO strHomeFolder = "C:\Demo" Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell") Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") If objFSO.FolderExists(strHomeFolder) Then intRunError = objShell.Run("%COMSPEC% /k cacls """ & strHomeFolder & """ /E /G fareast\Sreejith:F") If intRunError 0 Then Wscript.Echo "Error assigning permissions for user " _ & strUser & " to home folder " & strHomeFolder End If End IfEnd Function
     
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    From the Above code i am not able to set permission to a folder inside "C:\Program files" ,
    Please do the nessessary help
     
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    How would you use CACLS with Variables for UserName? For instance, I want to elevate permissions for the users of their home directories. The user name I want to be elevated to Full Control is the same name as the folder. How can I script it to use that same foldername (username)?
     
  12. sugavanam

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    Please explain the below,

    Giving the folder access for individual person from the admin person
    Can you please explain gow to do the same?
     

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