Unable to Delete c:winntsystem32os2 folder

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I am trying to remove the OS/2 Subsystem components installed to harden my Win2000 server. Although I managed to delete all files in c:winntsystem32os2 and in all its subfolders (by clearing dllcache), I still couldn't delete c:winntsystem32os2 and c:winntsystem32os2dll. I have already completed the necessary removal of the following: MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOS/2 Subsystem for NT MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerEnvironmentOs2LibPath MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerSubSystemsOptional MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerSubSystems - deleted OS2 and POSIX entries Using Sysinternals Process Explorer, although I deleted this folder after closing the filehandle held by Winlogon, the folder reappeared after reboot. Would appreciate it if anyone could share a solution.

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Maybe this is too elementary a level for the question, but when I’ve had issues deleting an object I should have had authority for, its been due to an attribute conflict…

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