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Windows 7: Messed up user rights permissions

25 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 Bit)
Messed up user rights permissions

hi guys,

I've messed up my family pc and urgently need your help. I was using the rights/permissions security tab to deny access to my kids account to some common windows folder. I made the Administrator account the owner and gave it full control. But something odd has happened....

Now Microsoft Management Control will not let me save any options for kids account.

Each time i try to change any option in MMC, I now get a dialog box with the error:-

Unhandled exception has occurred in a componenent in your application. If
you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue.

Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))


See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
at Microsoft.GroupPolicy.AdmTmplEditor.IGPMAdmTmplEditorCallback.ApplyChanges()
at Microsoft.GroupPolicy.AdmTmplEditor.Editor.SaveChanges()
at Microsoft.GroupPolicy.AdmTmplEditor.Editor.buttonApply_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

************** Loaded Assemblies **************
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5448 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 6.1.7601.17514 (win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_32/Microsoft.GroupPolicy.AdmTmplEditor/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5453 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5446 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5420 (Win7SP1.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5420 (Win7SP1.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/
Assembly Version:
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Accessibility/

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging

For example:

< jitDebugging="true" />

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.

Something either is right-protected or maybe i need to choose a different owner? Any ideas guys?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2012   #2

7 x64

You should NEVER fool with the Ownership of System folders. You have Farked your system. Time to Reinstall.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 Bit)

edwar, I admit I've messed it, but if you can't help, then please keep your comments to seems you've been doing this in quite a few of your posts to other people too...if you can't help, then please don't post.

And I'm sure it's possible to fix the problem without having to reinstall windows. Just need the right advice.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2012   #4

7 x64

Sorry you feel that way. But I will post when and where I like with the information I feel is correct.

Yes you have fully screwed up the system. The only way to recover is to Wipe and Reinstall. That is MHO. Sorry you don't think so but that is your problem, as is the mess you made with fooling with System Permissions.

Good Luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Depends how you messed it up, but you really messed up and fixing it is not a something simple and easy even for experiences power users.. It would be wiser for you to reinstall. And for future reference do not give us attitude like that again. We volunteer here, we are not paid to give you answers you like.

The default permissions of Windows are already very limited in what standard (non-administrator) users can do with the system, you do not need to change them. One thing is, even standard users need to be able to read files from the Windows directory in order to function. You cannot take away read permissions and expect it to work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 Bit)

logicearth - thanks for your response. Firstly let me clearly say that i haven't said anything to anyone, other than edwar, because it felt like he was having a go. Your answer for example was constructive and clearly explained where i have gone wrong.

Anyway, for what it's worth i'm not here to argue and hope i can apologise to edwar and yourself if i caused any discontent and hope we can put this behind us and move
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2013   #7

32 bit 7

Brand new here and was reading this older thread. seven, I don't get why you are apologizing, not at all. You said nothing out of line in MHO!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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