PS cert:\currentuser\my> dir Get-ChildItem : Access is denied. At line:1 char:3 + dir <<<<
I cannot access any of my code signing certificates to sign a PowerShell script. I can open MMC, Certificates, and see that my code signing certificates are installed and valid on my machine (Windows XP SP 3).
The other weird thing is that I cannot access any of my mapped network drives from PowerShell, but I can see them fine in Windows Explorer and a DOS window.
I've uninstalled PowerShell, rebooted, and re-installed PowerShell 1, but still have the same problem.
EDIT: My day-to-day account on this machine is NOT an administrator, but I do have an administrator account I can use for tasks that require it. The code signing certificate is assigned to my day-to-day account, and I should not have to be an administrator to sign code. I'm not sure how to give this account rights to the certificate store.
EDIT 2: I ran FileMon and RegMon to see what I am being denied access to.
cert:CurrentUser\My is the folder
C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My\Certificates. It also denied me access to
C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Temp. I can open Explorer and get to the files in these folders with no problem. I temporarily gave
Everyone full rights to these folders and still received the access denied message from PowerShell.
Google hasn't revealed much. What should I do?
Message from Windows PowerShell event log:
Provider Health: Attempting to perform the GetChildItems operation on the 'Certificate' provider failed for path '\currentuser\my'. Access is denied. Details: ProviderName=Certificate ExceptionClass=ProviderInvocationException ErrorCategory=InvalidOperation ErrorId=GetChildrenProviderException ErrorMessage=Attempting to perform the GetChildItems operation on the 'Certificate' provider failed for path '\currentuser\my'. Access is denied. Severity=Warning SequenceNumber=146 HostName=ConsoleHost HostVersion=126.96.36.199 .....