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Windows 7: Programs not inheriting the credentials of the owner

20 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
Programs not inheriting the credentials of the owner


I tried running a program or bot on my Windows 7 Installation a few days ago. I assumed that the program would actually own the credentials of me since I was running it, but sadly that was not right as the program proceeded to tell me that it couldn't write to files. Which I found odd as I myself could both open then, read, add and then save with the changes remaining.

I had to actually add myself to the folder with "Full Control" before the program could run without any error. Now is it I ask, Why is that even required?. I thought it was implied that if I can access the folder, read and write to and from it, that any programs I run can do the same.

At least thats how it worked under XP, but yes I am aware that security has been tightened in both Vista and Windows 7. But seems rather useless having to assign myself to a folder I got access to already, before a program I run can access it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Oct 2009   #2


That would depend upon a couple of things:
  1. The folder tree you were attempting to write to
  2. The existence of the tree *prior* to your current Windows 7 install
  3. What context the program was actually running under....

IOW - we need a bit more information. This type of thing can happen for different reasons, and it cannot be determined from the info we have why it was occurring....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition

1: Not sure what you mean by this particular question

2: The folder existed prior to my Windows 7 installation as I was running the program perfect under Windows XP SP3

3: The "program" is a perl script aimed at running as a Game on an IRC server. Said "game" launches a Perl procecss, run by me as the user but could not write to the files where in it saved the game data. The only way I got it to work was to add myself as a Full Control to the folder. And I thought such access was "implied", since I could access, read and write to any files in that folder.
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