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Not able to change permissions on system32 folder

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#1 Bob Frost

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 02:35 PM

Hello and thanks for reading my post. The idea is that I want to run csc.exe without having to run it from it's folder location in cmd. So I tried using an elevated command prompt to make a hard symbolic link of csc.exe to my System32 folder. My OS is 8.1 pro.


In my Administrator Command Prompt:


>mklink /h c:\windows\system32 c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v4.0.30319\csc.exe

Access is denied.


So, I've checked my administrative privileges on my System32 folder. The permission is set to Special permission which is in this case is defined as Modify permission for the System32 folder, and Full control for all subfolders and files. Apparently I can't create a file within the system32 folder, but I can create a subfolder. When I try to modify the settings I just get greyed out options and can't do anything at all. I'm using Windows Defender, already tried changing permissions with WinDefender disabled.


If anyone has a solution I'll be very grateful.

Edited by Bob Frost, 11 November 2014 - 04:05 PM.

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#2 ElfBane


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Posted 13 November 2014 - 04:53 AM

You may have to enable the built-in Administrator to do this. See here ... http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/9650-built-administrator-account-enable-disable-windows-8-a.html .

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