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Windows 7: Directory & User Permissions, access denied

03 Dec 2012   #1

seven 64-bit
Directory & User Permissions, access denied

i was working on permissions, ownership, and auditing. i was wondering, a lot of files deny access regardless of whether
i assume ownership, or so for my group. are those denials logged somewhere so I can delve into the purpose of those files
and reason they are locked? too many to list from system files to individual program files.

changing these setting was tricky too because i belong to a group on the system, that i denied access, while granting myself access. i wound up with denied access. is there a way to fix this security loophole?

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03 Dec 2012   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adnmance View Post
i wound up with denied access.
yep - that is what the warning says will happen:

Directory & User Permissions, access denied-deny.png

What are you attempting to achieve by changing the file permissions?

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06 Dec 2012   #3


I, adnmance, was trying to restrict trustedinstaller.exe's access to files because of it's heavy memory footprint and i was afraid that it's a remotely unsafe program. i need to look more into it in the kb articles though.

also, i was just playing around with admin stuff. finding it out as i go along. i entered auditing. change the permissios so that admin owned it, and could do as necessary, and since trustedinstaller is a system entity, and i can't make the system prompt me when it beings making changes, i could get access denied and if it was that serious, modify the settings for the moment.

it was a disaster though, i had to reload. then i upgraded to 8, had the app opening problem unrelated to resolution got angry, downgraded to 7. then i got a keylogger that killed my pc lol.....i had to reload 6 times in a row so i guess this was bad karma.

but that was the point of modifying settings.
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06 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64

trustedinstaller has lot to do with the system. and 1 reason that prompt you access denied is maybe their are application currently running that is associated with the system
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06 Dec 2012   #5


hmm, i hadn't thought of that at all. unlike deletion, there is no warning; program is currently open in windows explorer or what have you. would their being in use absolutely result in a denial of access when just trying to view files?
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06 Dec 2012   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrmezaiii View Post
I, adnmance, was trying to restrict trustedinstaller.exe's access to files.........
Doing so can cause your computer to become unstable.... good luck with your endeavors.
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