Mainframe Transfers Require Elevated Privilege

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Mainframe Transfers Require Elevated Privilege

I have been deploying WinSCP as a replacement for ftp.exe. We do have several jobs the get/put files from our mainframe. One issue we have run into is that the scripts only work overwriting files if I run them with elevated privilege on the Windows server. Is there any way to avoid this? The user is an administrator of the server in question but he still has to "Run as Administrator". Scripts to our regular FTP servers are not affected.

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Re: Mainframe Transfers Require Elevated Privilege

I'm not sure I follow.
Are you saying that your ftp.exe script works without an elevation, but WinSCP script does not? Show us some log files for that.

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martin wrote:

I'm not sure I follow.
Are you saying that your ftp.exe script works without an elevation, but WinSCP script does not? Show us some log files for that.

See attached WinSCP logs.
  • winscp.mf2win.erpemail.20190418_14284958-elevated.log (7.77 KB, Private file)
Description: Elevated privilege
  • winscp.mf2win.erpemail.20190418_14280708.log (8.86 KB, Private file)

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Re: Mainframe Transfers Require Elevated Privilege

What about some evidence that ftp works without elevated privileges?

What if instead of running ftp and winscp, you do:
echo blah > F:\BATCH\ERP\ERP_Email_Phones\HR91PRD\DATA\PAYEMAIL.TXT

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Can you elaborate please? I'm afraid we might have different expectations.

Btw, isn't it possible that you have some security software installed that may prevent WinSCP from writing those files?

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