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Changing permissions for user drives with a VB Script using xcacls and icacls

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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I am current trying to change the permissions on a set of folders in a subfolder with a vb script.
Each folder in the sub-folder "redirect" is named with the username of the user that requires access to it
That user is also owner of the folder.
When i try to change the owner of the folder to Administrators I am getting permission denied errors. I have tried using subinacl, xcalcs and icalcs all with the same result.
Is there something i am doing wrong  or is it not possible to change ownership of a folder without having permission to it first?
My script is attached.
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set WshShell = Wscript.CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder("E:\redirect")
Set colSubfolders = objFolder.Subfolders
For Each objSubfolder in colSubfolders
    WshShell.Run "cmd icacls E:\" & objFolder.name & "\" & objSubfolder.Name & " /setowner DOMAINNAME\Administrators /T /C"
Next
 
    Wscript.Echo "Administrators now Owner"
 
Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder("E:\redirect")
Set colSubfolders = objFolder.Subfolders
For Each objSubfolder in colSubfolders
 
    WshShell.Run "cscript xcacls.vbs E:" & objFolder.name & "\" & objSubfolder.Name & " /T /E /G Administrators:f"
    WshShell.Run "cscript xcacls.vbs E:" & objFolder.name & "\" & objSubfolder.Name & " /T /E /G " & objSubfolder.Name &":f"
    WshShell.Run "cscript xcacls.vbs E:" & objFolder.name & "\" & objSubfolder.Name & " /T /E /G SYSTEM:f"
Next
 
    Wscript.Echo "Permissions Set"
 
Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder("E:\redirect")
Set colSubfolders = objFolder.Subfolders
For Each objSubfolder in colSubfolders
    WshShell.Run "icacls E:\" & objFolder.name & "\" & objSubfolder.Name & " /setowner DOMAINNAME\" & objSubFolder.Name & " /T /C"
Next
 
    Wscript.Echo "Users now Owner"

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