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Windows 7: Windows 7 File Permissions are too hard for me to figure out.

29 Mar 2011   #1
epheterson

OS X
 
 
Windows 7 File Permissions are too hard for me to figure out.

The transition from XP to Windows 7 seemed pleasant, until I realized that I can no longer copy files from my own machine into a network folder which I have full rights to.

Pretty please, help me solve this. It is unique in that I've already taken ownership of the file, yet the error persists. When copying a file 'install_flash_player.exe' from my desktop to a remote share \\server\folder$\subfolder I get a message to the tune of:
(Taken from Google Images)

So then I run the damn calcs program, here's my output:

Code:
\\server\folder$\subfolder\install_flash_player.exe <Account Domain not found>(ID)F 
                                                                  UFAD\PS-ADMINS:(ID)F 
                                                                  UFAD\ps-adm:(ID)F 
                                                                  UFAD\PS-STUDENTS:(ID)C 
                                                                  UFAD\PS-WKS-ADMINS:(ID)C 
                                                                  BUILTIN\Administrators:(ID)F 
                                                                  <Account Domain not found>(ID)C 
                                                                  <Account Domain not found>(ID)C 
                                                                  <Account Domain not found>(ID)C 
                                                                  BUILTIN\Users:(ID)C 
                                                                  NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(ID)F
As you can see, my current account ps-admin is marked F, or granted full control of this folder. Further, I went out of my way to take control of the file install_flash_player.exe and I am the owner.

Please, I beg of you, guide me to making these permissions work right. I am the administrator at our office and not able to copy my own files to my own server's network share that I created? Not acceptable.


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29 Mar 2011   #2
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Have you taken ownership of the ServicePack1 folder?
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29 Mar 2011   #3
epheterson

OS X
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion FliGi7. I just tried that and the copy also fails. Also, I do not want to be taking control of folders stored elsewhere on the network. I don't even want to go out of my way taking control of files on my own machine.

Sometimes I feel like somebody with a humongous mallet needs to bang Microsoft on the head for them to recognize that they're producing shitty solutions to simple problems.
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29 Mar 2011   #4
jpdepucci11

Windows 7 Premium x64 / Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I know this post is not helpful but I wanted to say I agree with you epheterson. When downloading any file in windows 7 premium or enterprise - being a system admin- You cannot even save the file to a folder other than in your profile path- my documents. How lame is that?

I have yet to find a fix for that- but it is very annoying.
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29 Mar 2011   #5
epheterson

OS X
 
 

The best part about it is through all these hellish security policies, Microsoft is still an open door to hackers, essentially.

It's like the TSA not finding guns on people although they have a naked picture of their body. (True!)
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29 Mar 2011   #6
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

What OS is the network share?
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29 Mar 2011   #7
epheterson

OS X
 
 

Good question! I forgot to include this, but I'm connecting to Windows Server 2003.
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29 Mar 2011   #8
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Looks like the answer might be located in the group policy editor...

Windows 7 can&#39;t access Share in a workgroup

See if that might address the problem.
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29 Mar 2011   #9
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Redacted...
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29 Mar 2011   #10
epheterson

OS X
 
 

FliGi7, thank you for finding that. After reading through, I tried both solutions. I set my group policy for our office to that described in the post, ran gpupdate, logged off and on, validated that the settings propagated, then tried the copy again. Same error message. The second solution was to ensure the clocks are synchronized, they are within a second of each other and the copy fails still.

fseal, that is a very heated post and it would appear you assume I don't understand my job. We do not have any shares available to 'Everyone' and by "I have full rights" I mean my specific domain administrator account, which I use to login to my machine, has full control of the folder on our server. Previously, full control was simply enabled for my administrator group, but since this error, during troubleshooting, I've tried adding my account explicitly.

I welcome more suggestions, please! As an administrator, I need the ability to write to any share.

P.S. I just now discovered that specifically .exe and .dll files are failing while images and text is able to copy. This extends to my ability to rename a .exe file in that share. (ie. I can rename an .exe to .exe_ and copy it, but then not rename it back to .exe) Not exactly sure how to fix this problem.
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