VBScript - Folder Size to CSV - 70-Permission Denied

Hi Guys,

I've wrote the following script but when executing it on certain folders I get 70-Permission Denied. I definately have permission to that folder so not sure whats going on there.

Dim objFSO, objFolder, F
Const ForAppending = 8
strFolderSrc = "C:\Users\singh763173"

Set objFSO = WScript.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(strFolderSrc)
Set objLogFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile("test.csv", ForAppending)

ShowFolderDetails objFolder

Sub ShowFolderDetails(oF)
	objLogFile.Writeline
	objLogFile.Write oF.Size & ","
	objLogFile.Write oF.Files.count & ","
	objLogFile.Write oF.Subfolders.count

objLogFile.Close
End Sub

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Any help?

Many thanks in advance!
Amarjot SinghAsked:
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
Try to Run as Administrater
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Amarjot SinghAuthor Commented:
Tried that. Same issue.
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
Run CMD as Run as Administrater and then type
wscript scriptname
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Amarjot SinghAuthor Commented:
That is exactly what I am doing - Cscript rather than Wscript as I want to trap any output within the console.
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
Hi, this script is working fine too me.

try to run this script for your profile first.
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Amarjot SinghAuthor Commented:
Tried my profile but still the same.

If you change the path to c:\windows, can you tell me if it works?
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
its working for most of the folders but not for system folders. pls try after disabling the UAC.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-user-account-control-uac-the-easy-way-on-windows-vista/
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Amarjot SinghAuthor Commented:
I need it to work with UAC enabled as this will run on a machine with Group Policy enforced on it.
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Amarjot SinghAuthor Commented:
Figured it out - The script works but not where sub folders have been ACLd without my permissions - I have subfolders that didn't have my or the administrator permissions assigned.

I will therefore need to create a group which has Full Control permissions assigned and create a service account to add to it. Then add a scheduled task with the service account to run every hour.
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Amarjot SinghAuthor Commented:
Solution found.
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