Code Error 800A0046 - Permission Denied
Troubleshooting Code 800A0046 - Permission Denied
Code 800A0046 is a straightforward error to solve. The secret is to read the Windows Script Error message carefully, then check the access control list to see who has permission to use the page, or use the device.
Code 800A0046 is runtime error that is more likely to occur with an .ASP file than a .VBS. You could be trying to connect to SQL, IIS or Exchange. However, my example of is taken from printer permission problem sent in by Keith S.
The Symptoms You Get With Error 800A0046
When you get a pop-up message box. Put on your detective hat, and pay close attention to the line number. Error 800A0046 is a runtime error, so the problem is likely to outside your script, there could be something the matter with permissions on an application server.
The Cause of Error 800A0046
In the example above, Line 6: is the source of the error. Char 1: is not always very useful as the error could be anywhere on the line, and WSH still blames char 1.
The cause of error 800A0046 is likely to be read-only permissions on some aspect of your server. The Source: tells us that this is a runtime error, therefore the syntax is probably o.k.
If its Exchange, then check the MailRoot and Pickup folder permissions. If its IIS check the permissions to run scripts. If its SQL check the execute permissions on the services.
The solution in the printer problem below would be to change the share permissions on the HP6L printer share.
In this example, the user does not have permission to install the HP6L printer. Tell the truth, an example script is not that useful with Error 800A0046 as you cannot see the permissions!
' VBScript to create a local printer mapped to a network server
I like the Permissions Monitor because it enables me to see quickly WHO has permissions to do WHAT. When you launch this tool it analyzes a users effective NTFS permissions for a specific file or folder, takes into account network share access, then displays the results in a nifty desktop dashboard!
Think of all the frustration that this free utility saves when you are troubleshooting authorization problems for users access to a resource. Give this permissions monitor a try - it's free!
Example 2: Error 800A0046 When You Install Visual Studio 6.0 (Also other Microsoft Products)
When you install Visual Studio you get the following message.
Permission denied: 'CreateObject'
/Retail/include/global_siteconfig_lib.asp, line 194
Once again it's a permissions problem on the Windows\system32 folder. Another idea is to try the useful Free Permissions Analyzer.
Example 3: ASP on IIS (Kindly sent in by a reader)
The way we got error 800A0046 was running ASP on IIS under Server 2003R2. Someone wrote a debug routine that did an OpenTextFile from a FileSystemObject; I think what happened was there were multiple simultaneous attempts to open that file.
Example 4: Constantly Writing to File
The problem was: the file is written into the sourcelocation every 10
seconds. This is done by a Closed Source Software i have no way of
editing. It seems like i get the error (line 11) every time i try to READ
the sourcefile while it is being written/created.
I have found no way to check if the file is currently being modified except for try and error.
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