Running vbs code on Windows 7 pc to copy files.

I want to run a simple vbs script to copy files from one folder to another using fso.  

I’m still learning windows 7 and I’m wondering how to run this code and not have issues with permissions.  The folders all reside on the same usb drive.  The code is attached.

IF I need to invoke administrator privileges , how do I do this using a script?  Since this script will be run often I can’t be at the pc to manually set privileges

' ================= Copy Bkup Files.vbs ================

Option Explicit

Dim intDayOfWeek
Dim datTodaysDateYYYYMMDD
Dim strBackupFileName
Dim strWeekDayName
Dim strSourcePath
Dim strDestinationPath
Dim strLogPath
Dim strErrorFilePath
Dim strFullSourcePath
Dim strErrorFileName
Dim strLogDestinationPath
Dim strErrorMsg
Dim strDummy

Dim intAppendData
Dim intOverWrite

intDayOfWeek = WeekDay(date)

strWeekDayName = fnDayOfWeek(intDayOfWeek)

If strWeekDayName <> "FAILED" Then
  ' == Copy xw6Matrox bkup file
  strDestinationPath	=	"\\sbs2003server\Backup200\xw6MatroxBkupStrg\xw6Matrox Backup Strg\"  & strWeekDayName & "\"
  strSourcePath		= 	"\\backup100\NetFolder\xw6MatroxBkup\"
  strBackupFileName	=	"xw6Matrox_4Oct2008.bkf"
  strErrorFilePath	=	"D:\Batch\Errors\"
  strErrorFileName	=	"xw6Matrox_Copy_Bkup_ErrorFile.txt"
  intAppendData		=	8 'If file exists open with Append
  intOverWrite		=	2 'Overwrite error file
  
  strFullSourcePath	= strSourcePath & strBackupFileName
  
  strDummy	= fnCopyFile(strFullSourcePath, strDestinationPath, strBackupFileName, strErrorFilePath, strErrorFileName)
End If 


Wscript.Quit ()

Function fnDayOfWeek(intDayOfWeek)
  Dim  strWeekDayText
  
  fnDayOfWeek = "FAILED"

  If intDayOfWeek	= 1 Then
    strWeekDayText	= "Sunday"     
  ElseIf  intDayOfWeek	= 2 Then
    strWeekDayText	= "Monday"     
  ElseIf  intDayOfWeek	= 3 Then
    strWeekDayText	= "Tuesday"     
  ElseIf  intDayOfWeek	= 4 Then
    strWeekDayText	= "Wednesday"     
  ElseIf  intDayOfWeek	= 5 Then
    strWeekDayText	= "Thursday"     
  ElseIf  intDayOfWeek	= 6 Then
    strWeekDayText	= "Friday"     
  ElseIf  intDayOfWeek	= 7 Then
    strWeekDayText	= "Saturday"     
  Else 
    strWeekDayText	= "FAILED"  
  End If

      
    fnDayOfWeek	=	strWeekDayText
    	  
  
End Function

Function fnCopyFile(strSourcePath, strDestinationPath, strBackupFileName, strErrorFilePath, strErrorFileName)
  Dim oFso
  Dim objFolder
  Dim strDummy
  Dim strFullDestPath
  Dim strErrorMsg
  
  fnCopyFile	=	 "TRUE"
  
  Set oFso	=	Wscript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
  If (oFso.FolderExists(strDestinationPath)) Then

    strFullDestPath	= strDestinationPath & strBackupFileName
    
    ' Set objFolder	= oFso.GetFile(strSourcePath)   << OLD LINE
    If oFso.FileExists(strFullSourcePath) Then
       Set objFolder	= oFso.GetFile(strFullSourcePath)
       objFolder.Copy(strFullDestPath)
    Else
       strErrorMsg	= "Source file " & strFullSourcePath & " Does NOT exist : Backup Failed?"
       strDummy = fnError(strErrorFilePath, strErrorFileName, intAppendData, intOverWrite, strErrorMsg)
    End If
    Set objFolder	= 	Nothing
  Else
    strErrorMsg		= "Path " & strDestinationPath & " Does NOT exist"
    strDummy	= fnError(strErrorFilePath, strErrorFileName, intAppendData, intOverWrite, strErrorMsg)
    fnCopyFile	=	"FAILED"
  End If
  
  
End Function

Function fnDeleteErrorFile(strErrorFilePath, strErrorFileName)
  Dim oFso
  Dim objLogFile
  
  Dim strFullPath
  
  strFullPath	=	strErrorFilePath & strErrorFileName
  
  Set oFso	=	Wscript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
  If (oFso.FileExists(strFullPath)) Then
    oFso.DeleteFile strFullPath
  End If 
End Function

Function fnError(strErrorFilePath, strErrorFileName, intAppendData, intOverWrite, strErrorMsg)
  Dim oFso
  Dim objLogFile
  
  Dim strFullPath
  
  strFullPath	=	strErrorFilePath & strErrorFileName
  
  Set oFso	=	Wscript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
  If (oFso.FileExists(strFullPath)) Then
    Set objLogFile	= oFso.OpenTextFile(strFullPath, intAppendData)
  Else
    Set objLogFile	= oFso.OpenTextFile(strFullPath, intOverWrite, "True")
  End If
  
  objLogFile.WriteLine(Date)
  objLogFile.WriteLine(strErrorMsg)
  
  objLogFile.Close()
  
End Function

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Todd GerbertConnect With a Mentor IT ConsultantCommented:
I don't think that Windows will automatically detect that Administrator privileges are required of a script, the file copy would simply fail with an access denied error.

It doesn't appear you're writing to or reading from any "special" areas protected by UAC, so the "Requires Elevation Prompt" shouldn't be an issue, you just need to either handle the case where files aren't copied due to permissions, or ensure you have the appropriate file permissions.

Technically, you don't need to be an administrator - so long as whatever user is running the script has access to the files in question.
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John GriffithConnect With a Mentor ConsultantCommented:
To run the VBS script at elevated admin level, call it from a batch file.

Contents of batch script -  

cscript /nologo copyfiles.vbs

Then RIGHT-click on the batch file, select "Run as Administrator"

Regards. . .

jcgriff2
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donpickAuthor Commented:
Thank you for fast answers
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