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icacls invalid parameter on group name

Posted on 2011-03-10
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Hello,
I am in need of immediate assistance if at all possible.

I am trying to use the icacls command in one of my powershell scripts.  I am having a problem when I try to run the command as follows:

icacls "w:\prod\$libname\$dirname" /grant "DOMAINNAME\$groupname":F

the error I receive during my script is Invalid Parameter "DOMAINNAME\the_group_name"

I have checked and "the_group_name" exists in Active Directory under the DOMAINNAME domain.  I am unsure why it is receiving this as an invalid parameter?

Attempting to run this command from Server 2008 R2

Thanks.
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Question by:PhillipsPlastics
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by:PhillipsPlastics
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If I take the variables out, and just put in a folder path and a group name I get the same error when attempting to run this command from powershell.  From my workstation, if I run the command from a command prompt, the command works???
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by:prashanthd
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can you post the code?
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by:prashanthd
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Try the following..

icacls 'w:\prod\$libname\$dirname' /grant 'DOMAINNAME\$groupname":F'
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Missed to remove a double quote, try this..

icacls 'w:\prod\$libname\$dirname' /grant 'DOMAINNAME\$groupname:F'
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by:PhillipsPlastics
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It ended up being icacls 'w:\prod\$libname\$dirname' /grant ""DOMAINNAME\$groupname":F"

Thanks!
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