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KerwenZhang
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How to set folder permission under system32 folder

I need to grant "Local Service" write access to folder "c:\Windows\System32\Winevt\Logs". I tried to configure this in InstallShield->Application Data -> Files and Folders, but no matter I use [SystemFolder], or [WindowsFolder]\System32, it always switch to "SysWOW64" folder in 64bit OS. My Msi is 32 bit and all my binaries is 32 bit too.

How should I set system32 folder permission in 64 bit OS?

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KerwenZhang
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Re: How to set folder permission under system32 folder

Any suggestion would be appreciated!

Stefan_Krueger
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Re: How to set folder permission under system32 folder

Microsoft's naming is a bit confusing. On 64- bit Windows, System32 is actually the 64 bit system folder, while SysWOW64 is the 32 bit system folder.

Stefan Krueger
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