Solved

Write To A File in System Folder.

Posted on 2001-06-08
3
186 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I have developed an application which writes data to a text file in the system folder.
However, if the logged on user does not have administrator rights, the application is not able to write to the text file.
I want to know how my application can write to that text file or how I can give "Everyone" the rights to access my file.
0
Comment
Question by:anupjishnu
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:SunBow
ID: 6169679
How about: don't?
First, place file elsewhere. Consider public area.
You can always copy or merge them to a more secreted area later.
Another consideration - think transactions. If short message or text file. Perhaps manage with a batch file or three.
The 'AT' command can schedule a batch file to run, that can copy your logs. Or text files created by general users. It runs at higher privelege with no one logged on.

If user is making a big text file that has content known to user, in common language (not computer-eze), and user wants to share, well,,, put up a share to help them do that.
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:SunBow
ID: 6169694
Divide & Conquer: Split application in two - one) for user to generate shared text, two) for application to move to secured area and massage it as needed
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
Housenet earned 50 total points
ID: 6179616
-Change permissions on the system folder to everyone full control & do not replace permissions on sub-folders.
0

Featured Post

Resolve Critical IT Incidents Fast

If your data, services or processes become compromised, your organization can suffer damage in just minutes and how fast you communicate during a major IT incident is everything. Learn how to immediately identify incidents & best practices to resolve them quickly and effectively.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Uncontrolled local administrators groups within any organization pose a huge security risk. Because these groups are locally managed it becomes difficult to audit and maintain them.
Ready for our next Course of the Month? Here's what's on tap for June.
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
This video Micro Tutorial shows how to password-protect PDF files with free software. Many software products can do this, such as Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader), Nuance PaperPort, and Nuance Power PDF, but they are not free products. This vide…

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question