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WshShell.Exec: The system cannot find the file specified.

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I'm a running a script to apply permissions to a folder. I've added the location to xcacls.exe in system path, played around with the syntax and I always get the following error: WshShell.Exec: The system cannot find the file specified.

I've echoed the variables. Below is the output from primal script:

strUserID: dduck
strHomeDir: \\acs01\users\PAstu\2011\dduck
Setting Permissions For dduck on \\acs01\users\PAstu\2011\dduck

G:\IS_NTS_Shared\NetAdmin\Scripts\Account_Automation\School\PA\Permissions.vbs(102, 1) WshShell.Exec: The system cannot find the file specified.

Below is the function.

Thanks
Function setAdmin()
 
wscript.Echo strUserID
wscript.Echo strHomeDir
wscript.echo("Setting Permissions For " & strUserID & " on " & strHomeDir)
 
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
objShell.Exec "xcacls.exe " & strHomeDir & " /G builtin\administrators:F /y" 
 
wscript.echo("Administrator Permissions granted")
 
End Function

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