|12 Jun 2012||#1|
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Administrator with full access still can't execute program
I'm having a problem with a Windows 7 Professional VM.
I'm trying to "lock down" the permissions of some files (cmd.exe, ftp.exe, etc)
For example, I modify the permissions for C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe so that only SYSTEM and Administrators have full access. I removed Users, Owner, etc from the list.
Then, if I try to run cmd.exe, I get this message: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."
Which is confusing, to say the least. I gave the Administrators group (of which I'm a part of) full access: read, write, execute, etc yet I still can't run the executable. I tried adding other groups such as Users and INTERACTIVE, and THEN it works. However, that defeats the purpose, because then anyone can access the file, which I don't want.
If anyone can shed some light on this issue, I'd greatly appreciate it.
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|18 Jun 2012||#7|
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What I'm seeing is that I can't run cmd.exe even if I do right-click -> "Run as administrator". I *have* to have Users as part of the permissions if I want to be able to run it, even if I'm an administrator. It's quite frustrating. I don't see why I can't just keep Users from being able to access this. The sad part is, it also happens with many other executables, such as ftp.exe.
I looked around some, and found a setting called "Prevent access to the command prompt" under User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System. I enabled it to see if I could get around the issue, but it still prevents me from accessing the command prompt, even though I'm an administrator (the difference is that now, command prompt starts, but displays a message telling me it's been disabled by an administrator). Same thing happens if I "run as administrator". Again, I just feel like I'm missing something, because this doesn't make sense to me. :/
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