Get-Child Item

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  • #34301
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    Mark Hammonds
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    I have ISE open as admin but still cannot get child items from User profile application Data What am I doing wrong

    Get-ChildItem : Access to the path 'C:\users\108736\AppData\Local\Application Data' is denied.

  • #34303
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    Bob McCoy
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    Your scenario is a little unclear.
    When you say "I have the ISE open as admin" it can mean one of two things.
    1) I am logged in with an account that is in an administrators group (local or domain).
    2) I launched the ISE form the admin context (Run as Administrator, or from a console window that is already in the Admin context.

    Simply doing #1 will get you access denied since UAC will run it in the lower privilege state. The way you can tell definitively is to run ...

    whoami /priv
    

    In the lower state you will only have five privileges. In the higher state you will have upwards of 20 (actual count varies by OS).

  • #34304
    Profile photo of Mark Hammonds
    Mark Hammonds
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    bingo you hit it I am doing run as administrator I will switch to an admin box Gah powershell can be a pain sometimes

  • #34318
    Profile photo of Bob McCoy
    Bob McCoy
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    Be careful now. This is NOT a PowerShell issue. It's the way UAC runs in Windows.

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