Scripting Question

Deleting a file in System32 folder

01/17/2020 766 views


I am trying to remove a file from the System32 directory (C:\Windows\System32\MpSigStub.exe) , however no matter what I try it doesn't seem to want to delete the file.  I have Tried running an online shell script with the following:

del "C:\Windows\System32\MpSigStub.exe" which works when I run it in my elevated cmd window perfectly fine. In my none elevated cmd window I get an access is denied error. 

I am running this as local system but still the file doesn't delete. 

I have tried an Online KScript with the following: 


  1. Verify that the file “$(KACE_SYS_DIR)\MpSigStub.exe” exists

    On Success

    1. Launch “$(KACE_SYS_DIR)\cmd.exe” with params “del ”C:\Windows\System32\MpSigStub.exe“”.

And still the file remains. 

Please could someone let me know where I am going wrong? Is there a way of using an elevated CMD prompt with KACE? 



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Try replacing $(KACE_SYS_DIR) and C:\Windows\System32 with C:\Windows\Sysnative

Answered 01/20/2020 by: flip1001
Black Belt

  • Hello,

    Thank you for your response unfortunately this has not worked either.

I got it to work with the following


Answered 01/21/2020 by: RandomITdude24
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