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I'm trying to manually install and register xvid.ax and related DLLs on a bunch of Windows 7 and XP machines, which involves copying them to %windir%\system32. My attempts to effect this from startup scripts and powershell/win32_process have been ineffective, and I'm guessing it's a permissions problem.

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Startup and shutdown scripts run under the LocalSystem built-in account (also commonly known as System), while logon and logoff scripts run in the context of the user account which is logging on/off.

If you are trying to copy those files from some network share, make sure the computer account of the affected system (or the Domain Computers domain group) has read access to it.

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Startup scripts run under the SYSTEM-Account. Have you checked the permissions of your shared folder?

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