Copy Directory Action - General

The General page of the Copy Directory action lets you specify the source directory, destination directory, copy option, and the executable security level.

Source Directory

If you have not installed the Novell File Upload extension on this device, you must do so before you can browse for a directory. For more information, see Novell File Upload Extension.

Click Browse to display the Browse for Folder dialog box. Browse to and select the directory to copy.

Destination Directory

Specify the destination path on the device where you want to copy the directory.

Copy Option

Select a copy option from the list:

Copy Always: Copies the content of the directory regardless of whether the files currently exist on the workstation.

Copy If Exists: Copies the content of the directory only if the files currently exist on the workstation.

Copy If Does Not Exist: Copies the content of the directory only if the files does not currently exist on the workstation.

Copy If Newer: Copies the content of the directory only if the modified date and time of the file is newer than the existing file’s date and time, or if the files do not currently exist on the workstation.

Copy If Newer and Exists: Copies the content of the directory only if it already exists on the workstation and the existing file has an older modification date or time.

Copy if Newer Version: Copies the content of the directory only if the internal version of the file is newer than the existing file’s version (if version information is present).

Request Confirmation: Prompts the user to verify that the content of the directory should be copied.

Copy If Different: Copies the content of the directory if the creation date, creation time, or size of the file is different than the existing file’s date, time, or size.

Attributes

Select one or more of the following attributes:

Hidden: Select the Hidden check box to specify that the directory is hidden after being copied.

Read-only: Select the Read-only check box to specify that the directory is read-only after being copied.

Executable Security Level

On Windows 2000/XP/Vista, the application executable can run in either the “user” space or the “system” space. By default, the Run normal option is selected, which causes the application to run in the “user” space and inherit the same workstation security level as the logged-in user.

If the logged-in user's security level does not provide sufficient rights and file access to run the application, you can configure the application to run in the “system” space or as a dynamic administrator, as described below:

Run as logged in user: The action uses the logged-in user’s credentials. For example, the action has the same rights to the registry and the file system as the logged-in user.

Run as secure system user (Don't allow system to interact with desktop): The application is run under the Local System user and inherits Administrator-level credentials. For example, the application has full rights to the registry and the file system. Because the security level is set to Secure, the application's interface is not displayed to the user and the application is only visible in the Task Manager. This option is useful when running applications that require full access to the workstation but require no user intervention. If you use mapped network drives to specify files and directories, the action fails because system users do not have access to user mapped drives.

Run as dynamic administrator: A dynamic administrator is an administrator account that is created on the fly to perform certain procedures, such as installing applications. Using a dynamic administrator is helpful when installing applications (some MSI applications, for example) that cannot be installed in the system space. When you select this action, the dynamic administrator is created, it performs the required tasks, and then the account is deleted.

NOTE:Performing this action as dynamic administrator on a Windows domain controller fails because Microsoft does not allow the use of local administrator accounts on domain controllers.

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