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Windows 7: Run As Administrator - Lost Rights?

18 Dec 2016   #21
ARD

XP Pro & Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks for all the help. I've tried the process in the linked thread and it didn't work for me.

I've attached the Powershell results as a pdf as the txt file it generated was around 6 meg




Attached Files
File Type: pdf aclfile_Photoshop.pdf (2.22 MB, 2 views)
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18 Dec 2016   #22
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

My suggestion:
- Back up your data.
- If you have a OEM computer, do a Factory Recover or
- Do a clean install.

For the updates MS releases SP2 for Windows 7
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18 Dec 2016   #23
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ARD View Post
I've tried the process in the linked thread and it didn't work for me.
I forgot to mention it: did you use Icacls or did you perform the changes through the GUI? I expected the changes be done through Explorer. The Icacls examples in this thread are meant for files, if you apply it to folders the permissions won’t propagate.

Don’t touch anything. I’ll post you the appropriate commands to fix everything after I get the permission info from you…

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ARD View Post
I've attached the Powershell results as a pdf as the txt file it generated was around 6 meg
I see what happened. Didn’t take into account SF’s file size cap. A 1MB file is permitted for txt files.

I can’t work off a PDF. The data in the file is not meant for direct human interpretation.

Here, upload the file to my public FTP server. Enter the following URI into the Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer) address bar and drop the file in there.
Code:
[Removed link]
Hopefully I don’t get too much spam. Please notify me immediately when you do this.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
My suggestion:
- Back up your data.
- If you have a OEM computer, do a Factory Recover or
- Do a clean install.
Megahertz07, what are you expecting this to do? A clean install doesn’t alter any program files or their permissions, and I don’t think a factory install is appropriate.
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19 Dec 2016   #24
ARD

XP Pro & Windows 7 Pro
 
 

TXT file is in your ftp thanks. I applied icalcs using CMD
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19 Dec 2016   #25
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

The file’s still damaged? I’m unable to import its contents without errors:

Code:
PS C:\Users\Pyprohly> $a = Import-Clixml C:\Users\Pyprohly\Desktop\aclfile_Photoshop.txt                                                            
Import-Clixml : Unexpected end of file has occurred. The following elements are not closed: Objs. Line 43685, position 9.
At line:1 char:6
+ $a = Import-Clixml C:\Users\Pyprohly\Desktop\aclfile_Photoshop.txt
+      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Import-Clixml], XmlException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Xml.XmlException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.ImportClixmlCommand
 
PS C:\Users\Pyprohly>
Try repeating the PowerShell line and then verify you are able to import it like I have (tired) above.

Maybe zip it before uploading as well. Not sure what went wrong.
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19 Dec 2016   #26
ARD

XP Pro & Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Uploaded to ftp again. I get errors in Powershell, but it will open (allfiles) in Powershell ISE
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20 Dec 2016   #27
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Worked that time.

Now to run a bunch of commands. Get your elevated Command Prompt ready. First, these lines will revert the changes made to the amtservices.dll files that I asked you to try. Copy-paste and enter the entire thing at once.
Code:
icacls "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit)\amtservices.dll" /remove Users
icacls "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit)\amtservices.dll" /remove "%username%"
icacls "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Bridge CS5\amtservices.dll" /remove Users
icacls "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Bridge CS5\amtservices.dll" /remove "%username%"
icacls "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Device Central CS5\amtservices.dll" /remove Users
icacls "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Device Central CS5\amtservices.dll" /remove "%username%"
icacls "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5\amtservices.dll" /remove Users
icacls "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5\amtservices.dll" /remove "%username%"
icacls "C:\Users\ARD\AppData\Local\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\LWA\amtservices.dll" /remove Users
icacls "C:\Users\ARD\AppData\Local\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\LWA\amtservices.dll" /remove "%username%"
Here are some new changes, based off the suggestion in that Adobe forum.
Code:
icacls "C:\Program Files\Adobe" /remove "%username%"
icacls "C:\Program Files\Adobe" /grant "%username%":(IO)(CI)F
icacls "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe" /remove "%username%"
icacls "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe" /grant "%username%":(IO)(CI)F
icacls "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared" /remove "%username%"
icacls "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared" /grant "%username%":(IO)(CI)F
icacls "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe" /remove "%username%"
icacls "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe" /grant "%username%":(IO)(CI)F
icacls "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe" /remove "%username%"
icacls "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe" /grant "%username%":(IO)(CI)F
icacls "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Macrovision Shared" /remove "%username%"
icacls "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Macrovision Shared" /grant "%username%":(IO)(CI)F
icacls "C:\ProgramData\Adobe" /remove "%username%"
icacls "C:\ProgramData\Adobe" /grant "%username%":(IO)(CI)F
icacls "C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet" /remove "%username%"
icacls "C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet" /grant "%username%":(IO)(CI)F
icacls "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Adobe" /grant "%username%":(IO)(CI)F
icacls "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Adobe" /grant "%username%":(IO)(CI)F
icacls "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\LocalLow\Adobe" /grant "%username%":(IO)(CI)F
icacls "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe /grant "%username%":(IO)(CI)F
Try Photoshop immediately after doing this.
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20 Dec 2016   #28
ARD

XP Pro & Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Applied all changes and...................................IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, I really do appreciate your time, help and expertise.
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20 Dec 2016   #29
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Glad there was progress in doing that but there’s really no surprise to be had here as the changes made where brute force like. This fix is a work around rather than a solution because the root cause of the problem has not been identified.

It may not be worth your time, but if you’re willing to do a few more tests a more feasible solution can be found and this would be invaluable information for others with a similar issue.

Otherwise, hope to see you around.


One more thing. The fix only applies to your user account. If you want the fix applied to all your user accounts you can swap ‘%username%’ for ‘Users’, but know that these changes are not as easily reversible and will limit your ability to find the root cause of the problem if you wish to do so.
Code:
icacls "C:\Program Files\Adobe" /grant Users:(IO)(CI)RX
icacls "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe" /grant Users:(IO)(CI)RX
icacls "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared" /grant Users:(IO)(CI)RX
icacls "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe" /grant Users:(IO)(CI)RX
icacls "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe" /grant Users:(IO)(CI)RX
icacls "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Macrovision Shared" /grant Users:(IO)(CI)RX
icacls "C:\ProgramData\Adobe" /grant Users:(IO)(CI)RX
icacls "C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet" /grant Users:(IO)(CI)RX
icacls "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Adobe" /grant Users:(IO)(CI)RX
icacls "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Adobe" /grant Users:(IO)(CI)RX
icacls "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\LocalLow\Adobe" /grant Users:(IO)(CI)RX
icacls "C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe /grant Users:(IO)(CI)RX
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20 Dec 2016   #30
ARD

XP Pro & Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I would gladly do further tests to help others and I am interested to know what actually caused the issue in the first place
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