Quote: Originally Posted by glatzfront
Would someone please explain what it is I'm doing wrong?
You changed permissions of a highly sensitive portion of the system, WinSxS is Windows. That is what you did wrong. There is no "RESET" once you make a change, the "RESET" command of icacls does not do a reset like you are thinking it does. Lets this be a lesson, DO NOT DO IT AGAIN. Reinstall Windows.
Leave NTFS permissions alone from now on, do not even look at it.