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Windows 7: Down the Rabbit Hole of Access Control - Help!

29 Apr 2012   #11
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well I was trying and typing this when Brink posted so I guess it's no problem but here's my findings anyway.

Well I thought I'd give it a shot and try to remove the Administrators and even though it told me I was unable to change the permissions Administrators still disappeared.

So I opened up the security tab and clicked advanced. Clicked change permissions > Add > Entered Administrators > Clicked OK > Checked "full control" and set "apply to this folder only" as it was before > Clicked OK > Clicked Apply.

Here I got the Error applying permissions just clicked continue then ok on the seconded dialog. Clicked ok on the permissions window and again got the Error applying permissions dialog, clicked continue again then a different error dialog where I clicked retry. Next I just clicked cancel and what do you know it didn't add Administrators.

So I clicked the Owners and proceeded to change the owner to Administrators then closed the advanced permissions window. Next I preformed the same steps as before starting with clicking advanced. Got the same errors when I clicked on apply and then on ok but when I clicked cancel Administrators showed up on the permissions tab.

So I then simple set the Owner back to System.

Edit: I use a Administator account and have UAC turned off.


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30 Apr 2012   #12
thricipio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
There's no need to worry about you removing the Administrators group by mistake from a junction point since you will not be able to open/access it anyway as it's not actually a folder that can be opened anyways.
Thanks, Brink. This is encouraging. I have some further thoughts/(questions?), but they'll have to wait: have to get ready for work.*

And thanks for the excellent tutorial on how to customize the Start Menu. I'm now back to the type of scheme I've grown used to in the XP world.

Later . . .
--Thri
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30 Apr 2012   #13
thricipio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duzzy View Post
Well I was trying and typing this when Brink posted so I guess it's no problem but here's my findings anyway. . . .
Duzzy- I didn't see your post until after I replied to Brink. Anyway, now I really have more questions!

But again, they'll have to wait; work beckons.

--Thri
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30 Apr 2012   #14
thricipio

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duzzy View Post
Next I performed the same steps as before starting with clicking advanced. Got the same errors when I clicked on apply and then on ok but when I clicked cancel Administrators showed up on the permissions tab.
Duzzy- did you also get restored, the faded checkmark for Allowing Special permissions for Administrators ?? What I'm wondering is: were you able to essentially restore the permissions listing to its original condition?
--Thri
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01 May 2012   #15
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thricipio View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duzzy View Post
Next I performed the same steps as before starting with clicking advanced. Got the same errors when I clicked on apply and then on ok but when I clicked cancel Administrators showed up on the permissions tab.
Duzzy- did you also get restored, the faded checkmark for Allowing Special permissions for Administrators ?? What I'm wondering is: were you able to essentially restore the permissions listing to its original condition?
--Thri
Well original as I know of. I didn't tick the box "Replace all child object permissions.....", only the steps I specified.

I actually done it twice because the first time I forgot about the "Apply to" drop down box and the Administrators just had all permissions checked except Special but the second time I changed it to "This folder only" (what it was) I got only the faded checkmark for Allow Special Permissions checked.
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