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how do I copy to system32 folder

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I am not able to paste a file (launchrdp.exe) file in system32 folder. it says access denied or check file is read only. I am administrator still cannot do so
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Please post your config , what kind of OS is it and are you using an antivirus program.
did you try to open windows explorer as admin?
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Run Command Prompt with Run As Administrator option.

cd to \windows\system32

copy the launchrdp.exe file to this path using copy command "copy <source> ."

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Check the permission entries for the System32 folder as in attached.
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The quickest way to do this would be to open an adminstrative Explorer window (right-click an Explorer shortcut, the "Run as Administrator"). Perform your copy/paste operation from there.

You mention that you get an "Access Denied" message. This is likely because whatever file it is you are trying to replace is currently in use. which just increase the likelihood that you shouldn't be replacing whatever it is you are trying to replace.

However, your need begs the question: Why would you want or even need to paste anything into the System32 folder? It is protected in Vista and Windows 7 from casual file access in order to prevent problems.
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