How to RENAME file in C:\WinNT\System32\.... when not administrator logged in?
Posted on 2002-06-07
We've learned of a DLL, not critical to Windows (used by some obscure redirector for WinSock that we
know we do not require at our institution), that needs to be renamed so it cannot be used. The file sits in
a subdirectory of C:\WinNT\System32\... and is thus protected from prying non-Administrative user hands.
Unfortunately we have 700+ workstations deployed statewide and it's not practical to log into every one of
them remotely as Administrator to rename this file. We need to have the actual user of the workstation,
who is VERY SELDOM granted administrative rights, run something that will rename that file. Note an administrative user HAS been defined for each workstation (although there are a finite, but non-trivial, collection of names/password pairs for this user, depending on the make/model/phase of moon).
The workstations in question are Win2K, but they're not connected to an AD type hub yet. Instead, it's an old NT-style domain. So the suddenly discovered Run-As service was just as quickly discarded.
Are there any tools available for Win2K that could do this?