Okay, so here’s another useful script.

Commerce Server 2007 requires you to give service accounts write permissions to various files and folders. This script assigns the write permissions to the Catalog Web service, the Temporary ASP.NET folder, and the Windows Temporary folder. These permission allow you to run the Business User applications through the Business Management Web services.

In order to run this script, you must have the XCACLS.vbs file available. Learn more about this VBScript here, and download it here.

Here’s the script:

' ==========================================================  
' Author: Wade Wegner  
' Create date: 06/13/2007  
' Description: Automate the task of assigning permissions  
' File Name: AssignCSPermissions.vbs  
' ==========================================================  
  
' Declare the users  
Dim users(4)  
users(0) = "RunTimeUser"  
users(1) = "CatalogWebSvc"  
users(2) = "MarketingWebSvc"  
users(3) = "OrdersWebSvc"  
users(4) = "ProfilesWebSvc"  
  
' Run the Load method  
Load  
  
Sub Load()  
	  
	' Write permissions to the catalog auth role  
	strObject = "C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\CatalogWebService\CatalogAuthorizationStore.xml"  
	UpdatePermissions strObject, users(1)  
	  
	' Write permissions to temporary ASP.NET folder  
	strObject = "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Frameworkv2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET Files"  
	For Each user IN users  
		UpdatePermissions strObject, user  
	Next   
	  
	' Write permissions to the Windows temporary folder  
	strObject = "C:WINDOWSTemp"  
	For Each user IN users  
		UpdatePermissions strObject, user  
	Next   
  
End Sub  
  
' Update the permissions of the folder/file  
Sub UpdatePermissions(strLocation, strUser)  
	  
	Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")   
	' Make sure to have the xcacls.vbs file available. Download from:  
	' http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/7/8/f786aaf3-a37b-45ab-b0a2-8c8c18bbf483/xcacls_installer.exe  
	objShell.Run "xcacls.vbs """ + strLocation + """ /G " + strUser + ":XW /E", 2, True
	  
End Sub

Note that, in order to run this script, you may have to run “cscript.exe /h:cscript” from the command prompt, which changes the default scripting engine from Wscript to Cscript.

After running this script, you will have updated the permissions and you didn’t have to do it manually!

AssignCSPermissions.vbs.txt (1.5 KB)

I hope this helps!