TakeOwnerShipEx method of the CIM_DataFile class

The TakeOwnerShipEx method obtains ownership of the logical data file that is specified in the object path. This method is an extended version of the TakeOwnerShip method and is inherited from CIM_LogicalFile. If the logical file is a directory, then this method will act recursively, taking ownership of all files and subdirectories that the directory contains.

Important

The DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) CIM (Common Information Model) classes are the parent classes upon which WMI classes are built. WMI currently supports only the CIM 2.x version schemas.

This topic uses Managed Object Format (MOF) syntax. For more information about using this method, see Calling a Method.

Syntax

uint32 TakeOwnerShipEx(
  [out] string  StopFileName,
  [in]  string  StartFileName,
  [in]  boolean Recursive
);

Parameters

StopFileName [out]

Name of the file (or directory) where the method failed. This parameter will be null if the method succeeds.

StartFileName [in]

Child file (or directory) to use as a starting point for this method. Typically, the StartFileName parameter is the StopFileName parameter specifying the file (or directory) at which an error occurred from the previous method call. If this parameter is null, the operation is performed on the file (or directory) specified in the ExecMethod call.

If StartFileName is used, Recursive must be set to true as well.

Recursive [in]

If TRUE, the method is also applied recursively to files and directories within the directory that is specified by the CIM_DataFile instance. For file instances, this parameter is ignored.

Return value

Returns a value of 0 (zero) on success, and any other number to indicate an error. For additional error codes, see WMI Error Constants or WbemErrorEnum. For general HRESULT values, see System Error Codes.

0

Success.

2

Access denied.

8

Unspecified failure.

9

Invalid object.

10

Object already exists.

11

File system not NTFS.

12

Platform not Windows.

13

Drive not the same.

14

Directory not empty.

15

Sharing violation.

16

Invalid start file.

17

Privilege not held.

21

Invalid parameter.

Remarks

The TakeOwnerShipEx method in CIM_DataFile is implemented by WMI.

This documentation is derived from the CIM class descriptions published by the DMTF. Microsoft may have made changes to correct minor errors, conform to Microsoft SDK documentation standards, or provide more information.

Requirements

Minimum supported client
Windows Vista
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2008
Namespace
Root\CIMV2
MOF
CIMWin32.mof
DLL
CIMWin32.dll

See also

CIM_DataFile

CIM_DataFile

WMI Tasks: Files and Folders

File and Directory Access Rights Constants