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Q: Solved: Windows 7 Security Permissions

So, I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate and up till recently I've been the only user that had access to the computer. That is about to change and what I'd like to do is create an alternate Account for the machine, which I have done, while making only specific folders available to that account.

To give you a better idea: I have a folder on my desktop entitled "Stuff" with, well, lots of stuff in it. I'd like to make several of the folders within this directory accessible to the other account, for read only, and to make all other folders in the directory effectively hidden and unreachable for read or write access.

I know how to do this with Sharing across a Network but have never had to mess with Account permissions to this degree. Is it possible?

(Also, I apologize if this is the wrong forum. It seemed like a general security issue but maybe it'd be better placed in the Windows 7 forum?)

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A: Solved: Windows 7 Security Permissions

Nevermind, After digging a bit further online, using proper keywords, I found what I was looking for. Couldn't locate what I needed previously as I was stuck in the lingo of Network sharing.

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Hi,

I am using Acrobat Pro 6 and using the security options to secure documents I am creating.

There are 2 passwords open for use:
1) A document Open password, (for viewing control) and
2) A Permissions password, (for changes and editing control)

I have noticed that even though I checked several documents for the integrity of the alloted passwords that the Permissions password actually opens the document as well?

Do I have a bug somewhere, as i do not want to be able to Open the file with a Permissions Password?

Any help, appreciated. Thanks, Simon.
 

A:Solved: PDF File Security.. Open and Permissions paswords ...

Apologies, I have just read that the Permissions password is SUPPOSED to be able to open the document in question.

So its not a bug.

Thanks, Simon.
 

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Hi All

What exactly is the difference between Local Security Policies and NTFS permissions?
Scenario: I want to add a power user to my computer with the following do's and don'ts:

Do's:
Can Do all the things a Power user can such as: Installing programs and devices, drivers, access command prompt
Don'ts
No Administrative Privileges, especially NOT to be able to use the 'Take Ownership' permission
Cannot delete anything except things he has Ownership of(created himself)
Cannot Uninstall Any programs, except the Ones he installed
Cannot access unauthorized folders and files as set up by permissions
I can add him to Power Users group, but then he won't be able to add devices right...
As I understand, NTFS permissions:
Enable you to set Modify, Execute, Read and Write permissions on files, folders and programs right...(since a program is just a file)

and

Local Security Policies:
Enables you to do specific things such as: Deny a user access to command prompt, or regedit. Allow a user to install programs but not drivers etc...
Or am I wrong here?
Thank you
 

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Hello, I recently got a new laptop and was eager to setup a wireless network to transfer files from my laptop to my desktop. My laptop is running Win 7 while my desktop is using XP. After I configured the network, file sharing seemed to work perfectly except that on my desktop, I can access the "USERS" folder of my laptop.

So without any knowledge of what I was doing, I altered the security settings of the "USERS" folder and/or my C:\ drive and I believe I pretty much locked myself out of it. I tried to revert the settings (Allow - Full Control) instead of (Deny - Full Control) but it denied me access for changing these settings when I pressed apply.
I then hastily performed a system restore in hopes that it would revert the settings.

I restarted my laptop and everything seemed to be normal as I got my desktop back, but I'm not sure if I still have remnants of the security settings. For the security settings for my "USERS" folder, under "Group or user names" "SYSTEM", "Administrators(xxxxxxxx-PC/Administratiors)" and "Users (xxxxxx-PC\Users)" have Full Control. Only "EVERYONE" has the ability for: read & execute, list folder contents and read.

Something in particular I ran into though was when I had to delete a file that was in the "Program Files" folder. When I attempted to delete a file or folder within "Program Files", I would get 2 messages. The first o... Read more

A:Windows 7 Security Settings/Permissions Issues?

You may need to 'take ownership' http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1911-take-ownership-shortcut.html

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Hello, I recently got a new laptop and was eager to setup a wireless network to transfer files from my laptop to my desktop. My laptop is running Win 7 while my desktop is using XP. After I configured the network, file sharing seemed to work perfectly except that on my desktop, I can access the "USERS" folder of my laptop.

So without any knowledge of what I was doing, I altered the security settings of the "USERS" folder and/or my C:\ drive and I believe I pretty much locked myself out of it. I tried to revert the settings (Allow - Full Control) instead of (Deny - Full Control) but it denied me access for changing these settings when I pressed apply.
I then hastily performed a system restore in hopes that it would revert the settings.

I restarted my laptop and everything seemed to be normal as I got my desktop back, but I'm not sure if I still have remnants of the security settings. For the security settings for my "USERS" folder, under "Group or user names" "SYSTEM", "Administrators(xxxxxxxx-PC/Administratiors)" and "Users (xxxxxx-PC\Users)" have Full Control. Only "EVERYONE" has the ability for: read & execute, list folder contents and read.

Something in particular I ran into though was when I had to delete a file that was in the "Program Files" folder. When I attempted to delete a file or folder within "Program Files", I would get 2 messages. The first one being... Read more

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Hi thereRe: Windows 7 advanced security settingsSome of the permissions have been changed and I would like to find a way to reset all the permissions to the default settings.  Can anyone provide a quick way to reset all permissions to default? I would be truly grateful. Thanks. :-)Kind regardsmeTech

A:Quick way to reset all security permissions to default? (Windows 7)

Or you can seek on the Knowledge Base ... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313222 :)Tis article is for windows vista but i works also for windows 7.Just run in a evalated prompt the following command.secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verboseKind Regards
DFTIM me - TWiTTer: @DFTER

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I recently bought a computer with Windows 7, old computer motherboard died (6 years old) after having happily lived with Win XP. I am totally fed up with how it handles my documents (e.g. MS Word).

1- I changed a document and it states the document is read only. I changed the status and it still gives me the same message after redoing the document.

2- Then when I try to save it with a different name, it states that I do not have permission to this. It states that do I want to save it to 'My Documents', I check yes. Then when I look for document it is nowhere to be found.

Is there any way to change this system to where I have control and not Microsoft. My next computer will probably be a MaCan I shut all this crap off?
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 permissions, etc.

Ignoring it made no difference. I also unchecked it and it made no difference. I disabled UAC and it was okay. I also download a file called Take control and I could finally delete Windows Defender.

Solved.
 

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I have come to the realization that I am going to have to take a much more proactive and hard line approach to the computers in my house. I just spent the last three days getting a virus out of my Wife's computer that was let in by my step-son when he was visiting us in June. He is 16 years old but just doesn't get that the world and especially the cyber-world is a very bad place so I have to step in.

My computer is no problem. No one but myself is allowed onto this computer and I have it locked down so tight that anyone trying to access it without the necessary codes and biometrics would be wasting a lot of their time and finding themselves reaching for the Excedrin bottle.

My Wife's computer is another story. Not only does my Wife and Son use her computer but everyone that she has over can get onto it to do whatever they please. I now have three accounts set up on my Wife's computer. Admin, which is mine and password protected. My Wife's account which is also password protected, and a third account which I call Children which is also password protected. The Guest account on my Wife's computer is disabled. I want to use the Parental Controls on the third account to restrict which sites the Internet can access but I am not sure if I have to do this from within the Children account or from within my Admin account. Common sense is telling me that I should do this from within the Admin account and make it apply to the Children account but Windows ... Read more

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Hello,

I hope this is the right area for this question. I'm using Microsoft Outlook and Windows 7/Pro 32 bit in my Lenovo laptop. When someone sends me a link in an email and I click on it to go to the web page I get an error stating "The operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator."

This is my personal computer and not provided by my company. Can you help me change the permissions?

Thanks,

Joe

A:[SOLVED] Permissions in Outlook/Windows 7

*Bump, please*

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Im in the process of trying to setup a home network. Computer A and Computer B are in the same workgroup. Username/password are the same.

Computer A = Windows XP sp3
Computer B = Windows 7 sp1

The two computers can communicate on the network. Can ping back and fourth with ip and computername. Computer B can access from what I can tell the whole C:/ drive from computer A. Doesnt ask for a password or anything like that. Just works the way it should.

However, I cant figure out how to share the C:\ drive from Computer B with Computer A.
Computer B
Click on C: >> Properties >> Sharing
And this is what i see on the sharing tab
It looks like its shared cause i see the \\inteli5\c. But when i go onto the other computer I cant access it.

This picture doesnt seem to want to work. But that link is the screen that comes up when i try to access the C:\ from the opposite computer

Been messing around with it for a couple hours and I'm getting frustrated. My apologys if i missed a Thread that already covered this. Anyhelp would be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 file sharing permissions

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I use Acronis True Image to backup my data. After a system crash, I am needing to access some files in my back up file - in the owners documents folder. I mount the image with Acronis and view the files, but when I get to my owners documents folder in Documents& settings folder I try to open to copy the files I need, but I get told i dont have permission. I am logged in as Admin. I need to get into the folder to get my documents files and application data.

Any help would be great.

I would have restored the whole image, but I wanted to start fresh because the system had been rebuilt since the image was created.

Late,
 

A:Solved: Acronis backup -/ Windows permissions

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Like many others i have the problem of the whole "windows cannot specify path or file..... may not have appropriate permissions" error happening...

i run WIn 7 have tried all other basic solutions & nothing is working... so here is the HIJACK results

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:11:17 PM, on 11/20/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16736)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\ComUpdatus.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastui.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 6\ASCTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Deskjet 3050A J611 series\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exe
C:\Windows\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Deskjet 3050A J611 series\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicatorCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Deskjet 3050A J611 series\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicator.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_9_900_152.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_9_900_152.exe
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A:Solved: windows cannot specify file path.... permissions....

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I "thought" my security permissions were doing OK, but.... I just did a "disk image" to my second drive. It made a folder "WindowsImageBackup". I could not open the folder to see what was inside, so I added me in the security permissions; now I'm down one level and won't let me see the next folder. I don't really like messing with permissions, but what's the deal? Do I need to log in as "administrator" to see it all? I do have administrator permissions set on my user log-in...

A:Security Permissions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tcat7


I "thought" my security permissions were doing OK, but.... I just did a "disk image" to my second drive. It made a folder "WindowsImageBackup". I could not open the folder to see what was inside, so I added me in the security permissions; now I'm down one level and won't let me see the next folder. I don't really like messing with permissions, but what's the deal? Do I need to log in as "administrator" to see it all? I do have administrator permissions set on my user log-in...


You really dont want to go changing permissions on the fly. First why do you need to "see what is inside"? the only true test of a backup is to restore it to see if it works.

Second the Backup may be owned by a group called trusted installers. they have permissions to install and change applications.

If you really must change permission to look you are going to need to include the switch to change the sub folders/directories as well.

Be careful changing permissions can make the backup un -useable.

Ken

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I couldn't figure out if this post fit better in this area or the area that seemed to deal more with firewalls and AV software, my luck, neither, so I will trust to the discretion of the moderators...

I synched some directories between two computers. Now I have a directory on this computer and all the files in that directory say I don't have permission to view them. When I open up their "properties:Security:Group or User Name" I have to add my identity to each one individually, and there are many...

Is there an automated way to bail me out of this mess? (Probably like I must have gotten myself into it?)

Thank-you VERY much!

A:Security permissions

Not really understanding what exactly that you want to fix. Is it folder permissions, or something with third party software that is the cause? Permissions you change in the Properties for that folder.

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I wish to be able to make files inside a particular folder, and that once a file is created it can't be deleted.

So I right clicked to that folder, Properties, Security tab, Advanced, Change Permissions, Add (my user name - "boris"), and then I edited permissions, where I denied DELETE and DELETE SUBFOLDERS AND FILES.

But it didn't come as I wanted since I can only create new fiels inside that folder, but I can't named them. So if I make new text document I can't name it as I wanted also I can't renamed it after it was created. However deleting is denied as I wanted.

I need this because I have some excel macro that creates pdf document inside that folder and I don't want that documents to be deleted or changed by mistake.

Please advice..

A:security permissions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mihael


I need this because I have some excel macro that creates pdf document inside that folder and I don't want that documents to be deleted or changed by mistake.


It is called Readonly...

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Hey guys,

I am having a issue here.

I have reformatted my Windows 7 Ultimate installation and on my external hdd I can not change the permissions in one folder. I keep getting Access Denied. I can not modify, delete, or change that folder in anyway. I've tried to give everyone, admins, just my admin account, everything to get permissions for the folder so I can modify it and just can't. Anyone know how I might be able to fix this?

Thanks in advance.

Edit: When I go into the security settings Everyone can "Read & Execute, List folder contents, and Read" and there is a strange user name which is:

S-1-5-21-414661023-2581485281-3658612337-1001

and it has full control. It has the user symbol with a red ? beside it.

A:[SOLVED] Reformatted Windows 7, External HDD permissions problem

You need to take ownership first, then you can change permissions.
How to Take Ownership of an object in Vista/Windows 7

The strange user name is the RID (Relative ID; The Security ID of the PC plus a 4 digit Relative ID) of your old account from the previous install. Since it no longer exists, windows can't display the user name that goes with that RID

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I was screwing around with the permissions in Win 7 Premium, C:\Windows\winsxs and I now have them in a mess! System Restore wont work. Trying to rest the permissions with icals.

From an elevated command prompt I did this:
C:\Windows\winsxs>icacls * /T /Q /C /RESET

After running awhile I got this message:
successfully processed 73649 files; Failed processing 0 files

But nothing was changed?

Would someone please explain what it is I'm doing wrong?

Thanks

A:NTFS Security Permissions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by glatzfront


Would someone please explain what it is I'm doing wrong?


You changed permissions of a highly sensitive portion of the system, WinSxS is Windows. That is what you did wrong. There is no "RESET" once you make a change, the "RESET" command of icacls does not do a reset like you are thinking it does. Lets this be a lesson, DO NOT DO IT AGAIN. Reinstall Windows.

Leave NTFS permissions alone from now on, do not even look at it.






Quote:
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Welcome.

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Hi

In the course of investigating why a programme was not functioning correctly I was requested to check the Security settings for permissions using Safe Mode in Windows XP Home Edition.

Whilst checking these settings I noticed that each Drive Partition of my two HDDs had different settings.

C Drive shows:
Administrators(ERIC\Administrators)
CREATOR OWNER
Everyone
Owner(Eric\Owner)
SYSTEM
Users(ERIC\Users)
All with full permissions

D Drive shows:
Everyone - with full permissions

E, H, I and K Drives show:
Administrators(ERIC\Administrators) - Full Permissions
CREATOR OWNER - Special Permission only
Everyone - Special Permission only
SYSTEM - Full Permissions
Users(ERIC\Users) - Restricted Use (three items checked)

Can anyone explain these settings, confirm whether they are normal and if not what is normal?

I checked my Laptop (One HDD and Partition) and found that it only showed "Everyone" and with Full Permissions.

A link to an explanation of security settings in Windows XP Home would be helpful.

A:Security Permissions for XP Home

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/J_Helmig/wxpnetsh.htm
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...p_home_pro.asp

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Okay, I am having some odd problems with my laptop. Today, I realized that I think my two problems might be directly connected. I am using an Acer Aspire 7551 and running Windows 7 Home Premium.

Recently, I noticed that here and there my laptop would tell me that I had to have administrator permissions to run a program or change a setting. That in itself is odd because not only am I the admin on this laptop, but there isn't even another user account, period. This has increased in frequency to the point that I have to right click and run everything as admin.

Today, I unplugged my router and modem to clean up a little bit and when I plugged it back in I couldn't connect to my wireless network. When I tried to troubleshoot the problem, Windows told me that the Diagnostics Policy Service won't start so Windows couldn't fix the issue. I checked out my Windows services and realized that Diagnostic Policy Services, Diagnostic Service Host and Diagnostic System Host were all set to be started manually. I switched them all to automatic and restarted my system. The problem still persists. I then tried restore my computer back a few days to see if that fixed the issue, it did not. I plugged in directly to my cable modem and everything works fine. I googled the issue and saw some people mentioning that both of my problems could be caused by an issue with my Security Permissions. I have no idea if this could be the issue, and if so, how I could fix it.

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A:Security permissions problem?

Starting with Vista, Microsoft introduced User Access Control, a security feature that requires you to Run As Admin any software installation,or change of computer setting even if you are an admin and the only user on the computer . You can Re-adjust the UAC to a less intrusive setting if you like (not recommended). Go to Search and type UAC. This would not affect your Wireless settings though.
The Diagnostic Policy Service should be set to Automatic startup type, and the service started, but Diagnostic Service Host and Diagnostic System host should be set to Manual, with the former service started.
While in Services make sure WLAN AutoConfig is set to Manual but started.
Make sure your Wireless switch is on.
If you continue to have problems, you may be infected, please click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help

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Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit /dvd /english
Dynamic Disk, GPT Partition table, DAMAGED....................................  Basic disk for MBR/master boot record partition, extend logical partition  no support or corrupt                    
                                                       
basic disk 0\primary partition 465GB online /MBR/master boot record/Quota settings C:

BUILTIN\Administrators -------15.93GB Amount used
NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller ------ 4.68GB Amount Used
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM ------- 3.28GB  Amount Used
musty-PC\musty ------ 221,35MB Amount Used                                                                                                                      &nbs... Read more

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Is it normal to have "Everyone" in security permissions under \Users?
Given that Users(PCname\Users) is already in the list.

A:Security Permissions for Users

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mjf


Is it normal to have "Everyone" in security permissions under \Users?
Given that Users(PCname\Users) is already in the list.


just checked my system (32bit) and no it is not. Did you upgrade from a previous OS?

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Hello Guys,

Here is the and setup.

3 Computers. 2 Windows XP and 1 Windows 7 computers

XP1 is acting as a type of file server. Hosting a folder with data in it. The other XP2 computer and Win7 PC have a application on it that use the data on XP1.

I have made a network drive on XP2 and Win7 to the folder that stores the data. I want the application to have full read and write access but I don't want the users to be able to go into the network folder and mess around with anything. Can I block user access through My computer or windows explorer? How do I protect that data without interrupting what the application needs to do?

Thanks.

Mark
 

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Windows 7 64-Bit , 64-Bit Computer SyStems(Graphic Card Or Everything 64-Bit) BEFORE 32-Bit format available............vs How to recover HDD Security Permissions? Wont boot Computer 
NT Authority\cryptsvc
NT Authority\browser
NT Authority\homeusers
NT Authority\homegroup
NT Authority\Network
NT Authority\Network Service.......... HDD&Regedit possible try

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Hi Guys,

I've just bought a netbook with XP Home installed. I'm a student teacher, and I'd like to make it pupil-proof, so I've partitioned the hard drive, and I've got an admin account and a limited account that I'll be using in class. What I also wanted to do was restrict access to the paritition with all the windows files to just the admin account.

I used a tweak found here to do it.

Anyway, turns out that I can't restrict it without making it impossible to log in to the limited account. I think that it's because it can't access the account settings. I added back the permissions for the limited account and it seems to be working fine, but it appears that I'll need to do that every time I create a new account, cause I think I deleted some other permissions.

Question 1: Is it possible to restore all permissions to their defaults, including the deleted profiles, without doing a system restore? If not, does anyone know what the defaults are so I can add them back manually?

Question 2: Does anyone know how I can restrict access to the windows partition properly?

Thanks in advance to anyway who can help me!
 

A:XP Home Security Permissions

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I am running win XP pro with ntfs file system. I created an additional admin acount for security purposes. But I loaded a program that I only wanted the admin group to have access to. So I went to the folder that contains the program and denied explicit access to the users groups. When I tried to launch the program with the admin it would not let me in. So far I have had several problems with the ntfs system that they have instituted. Some of the functions that were in 2000 PRO were just fine and now I am having a hard time learning the new configuration. But I will start with this. Thank you for the help.
 

A:Win XP security permissions problem

Go and download X-teq Systems X-setup and clear the simple shares, like I have in the screenshot.
 

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Hello,
When I right click one folder/file, I am capable of going to the security tab. When trying to
highlight more than 1 folder at a time to change permissions, I don't see a security tab.

Anyone have any ideas how to fix this? It's a real issue at work we are trying to figure out.
Thanks
 

A:Security/Permissions Problem

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Hi All,
Does anyone knows what level of security permission is requires to enable servicing plan option to users. currently users are not able to see servicing plan option.
Regards,
Kiran.

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We are building a new network based on Windows 2003 server. All seems fine apart from one bit of software we need to work - which doesn't.

I seem to be having some problems with security/permissions [please note - I am something of a novice!] There may well be a simple answer...

The program resides on the server and is simply run from a shortcut on the local machine.

It does work on any PC logged in at administrator level, and I have had it working, and tested its stability.

However, I can not seem to get it to work under any other level. Last thing I tried was creating a group specifically for this. Gave it all the permissions I could find, and gave this group ownership of the directory. I would have imagined this might work. But it seems not.

Can anyone help me out?

Thanks
 

A:2003 security / permissions???

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Hello, I need some help. I think I may have messed up some folder access permissions between my two user accounts on my laptop. I have two user accounts: Owner & Personal
Owner is being used for everything, while Personal is now being used for gaming/torrenting.
My father likes to use my computer fairly often now and I dont want him to be able to snoop around all my folders on both accounts. Both accounts are adminstrators and are password protected. I tried to change permissions myself and messed some things up. Now my Owner user account cannot access the Personal user folder. It says access denied and to see the security tab of the folder. Can anyone help me fix what happened and try and do what I was wanting to do. I have seen it set up on one of my friends computers how he was able to lock his user folders but still access them from opposing user accounts via entering the password when it was prompted, similar to inputing the password into UAC window when you want to change things.....

Thanks for the help!!!!
 

A:Solved: Need help configuring Folder Permissions on Windows 7 Home Premium

This guide will show you how to password protect individual folders: http://www.simplehelp.net/2010/11/29/how-to-create-a-password-protected-folder-in-windows-7/

General set up of file permissions can be easily found by Googling.
 

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I was messing around with my security settings on my second hard drive (D), and i locked myself out. Below is an image of what happens:
http://itrey30.angelfire.com/GetAttachment.jpg
IF you can't see it, it says "cant access drive d, access is denied". Please HELP! i had like 30gb worth of info on it and i cant afford to lose it. ive never run system restore before, so that option is out. Reformatting it will lose all data. If you know what to do please post your thoughts. Ive run out of ideas.
 

A:Solved: Accidently restriced permissions for all users on drive D-Windows 7

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Hi Guys,
Im using WinXP pro with SP2

Im trying to change a folders permission(C:\Program Files) so that i have full access to it.

I right click the folder and choose properties and then the security tab.. from there if I try to alter permissions in any way it freezes up or i get the form not responding message and i never manage to do it?
I try to add mtself with my user account so that I can get full permission but when i do this or alter the same hapens Form NOT Responding
Any suggestions of how to do this or whats up?

Ive tried going through start>> accessorys>> windows exporer>> but each time it stops responding.

Thanks again
Tag
 

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UPDATE: I went to the .exe and checked my permissions, I had no "special" permissions just read/write iirc. Set my access to full control and ran the .exe directly (no shortcut) still doesn't work properly. Neither does running as administrator. I should also mention that I'm able to copy files into there without any problem...So now I have no idea what it's doing. One weird thing I noticed though was that my user folder has a padlock on it...doesn't seem to make any difference, but again I don't remember that ever being there on my previous installation.
Okay, so I have my new PC up and running.

Windows 7 installed fine, set it up as far as I can tell exactly how I have every time before...however I think I'm still having problems with being the "total admin".

I run an Authoring Tool for E-Learning and it ran fine on my previous PC/Win7 installation. Now it was refusing me access to the temp folder.

I looked into the permissions for it and found the following:



The everyone group has full permission, but when I look at my account/group I only have "special permission". Just...wtf? I'm the only user on this PC, I don't seem to have a problem with anything else, but why if I'm the "admin" (and only user) do I not have full permissions for everything?

Now, I set my permission to "full control", but "special permissions" is still ticked. The problem is that this program writes to the t... Read more

A:Security - User Permissions - Why don't I have access to everything?

Windows does not give access or ownership or permission to all system files to any standard user, even not to the administrator. The permissions are with TrustedInstaller. You may read about it here: What is TrustedInstaller.exe in Windows 7 | 8 or here: Windows Modules Installer - TrustedInstaller.exe - Program Information

You can take ownership of the files....
Take Ownership - Allow or Prevent Users and Groups To
Take Ownership Shortcut
But remember that it is risky. Better you dont use it abruptly, without consulting with some advanced user in our forums.

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Hi, im not too tech savy but i'll try to explain my problem as best I can and hopefully someone can help.

Ok I have two users on my computer, one is mine which has been running for longer and has always been the administrator. I havent been on it for awhile but when i went on yesterday its wasnt showing the wallpaper, internet wasnt working. After a bit of looking i found that all the files on this user did not show itself in the security permissions for those files, only read something else, not full control. I reset the whole user for full control of the files but now its not saving cookies on google chrome even though chrome settings are correct and its reinstalled. Also i get some other programs saying they cant save things like history files even though i reinstall these too. As far as i can tell its not recognising that my account is the admin or has full security access to everything it should even though my password is still the admin password

Does anyone know what might have made this happen and a way of fixing it cause constantly inputting passwords on the internet isnt fun.
 

A:Lost security permissions on a User.

The simple way of solving this is to create another admin account, and move over your pictures, documents etc to the new account.

Using an admin password does not automatically give you full access to everything. Your access level depends on the Security settings tab in each folder/file properties.
 

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I have a 1TB HDD connected via the network. 90% of the folders on this drive are fine, but a few were created by previous Windows installs.
I needed to delete the folder but it won't let me do so. I've tried fiddling with the security settings but they wont "stick". See the attached for what I mean.

I can't do anything with this folder. This is also happening on other folders and I've experienced this annoying issue over the years. Finally knowing an answer would help a great deal.
I can rename the folder, but everything inside the folder and the folder itself cannot be removed.
 

A:Security Permissions on network folder.

You probably have to Take Ownership: How to Take Full Ownership of Files & Folders in Windows 8.

I don't know if that reference in your screenshot to "domain" is going to cause an additional wrinkle.
 

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Windows 7 Professional x64 fully updated.
Generic PC

I regularly reinstall Windows for various reasons and normally manage to fairly easily overcome the equally various issues that arise from doing so (never learn!).

This time however, I'm stumped as to why one particular problem is proving really frustrating to try & fix.

I have 3 drives with around 12 partitions spread over them as I like to have things organised and to ensure that files are less likely to perhaps get overwritten etc.

As there were no other changes being made to drives or partitions I expected drive letters to remain stable and that I'd be able to easily import saved items e.g. pictures etc back into the clean Windows and so on which hasn't quite gone to plan. But my main issue is in being able to save back into the other drives/partitions etc - get that common error msg about not having access rights or whatever & today have been driven mad by just getting constant file errors on trying to install software into a partition on one of the other drives and also saving images into another one.

I did go & do a search over the weekend on the problem & found it a common one, The main solution suggested was running the Reg fix Take Ownership which I have done - endlessly but to no avail. I can understand not maybe being able to run say a program installed in the previous version of Windows which might cause a conflict with the new one, but why on earth can I not save images to a different... Read more

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I am trying to open mountvol.exe located in C:\Windows\System32 and it just flashes the command prompt screen for a second. Then I opened properties security tab access denied. I tried to change access and get message error something about registry value wrong. What brought this about is I have alot of files that are empty and did a google search and it took me to mounted drives and volumes. If anyone could explain what a mounted device is how do they get mounted and can you read your files on a mounted device or does it have to be unmounted

A:Unable to change Security Permissions

A Mounted Drive is a drive attached to an empty folder on an NTFS volume. Mounted drives function the same as any other drive, but are assigned a label or name instead of a drive letter. The mounted drive’s name is resolved to a full file system path instead of just a drive letter. Members of the Administrators group can use Disk Management to create mounted drives or reassign drive letters.
Mountvol.exe is a utility that enumerates the volumes in your system
more information here -> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc976820.aspx

Since mountvol is a command line utility, double clicking it in windows explorer will give you exactly the response you are getting, mountvol needs to be told what to do by adding switches and/or paramaters. This is done through the CLI (or sometimes from a shortcut if it is a repetetive task). Unless you are actually trying to mount a folder as a drive, you have no need to use this function.







Originally Posted by debrk0800


I am trying to open mountvol.exe located in C:\Windows\System32 and it just flashes the command prompt screen for a second. Then I opened properties security tab access denied. I tried to change access and get message error something about registry value wrong. What brought this about is I have alot of files that are empty and did a google search and it took me to mounted drives and volumes. If anyone could explain what a mounted device is how do they get mounted an... Read more

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hey all,

Bit of a prob here. i did have 2000 pro but, i recently upgraded to XP pro.
now every time I try to remove or add any software I get this 1926.... here is the message from my last error:

"Error 1926. Could not set file security for file 'C:\Config.Msi\'. Error: 5. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to modify the security permissions for this file."

Am I running parellel OS's? Unfortunatly I have taken my PC for granted and I am extreamly reliant on it for school. Don't know what id do without your help, Thank you! James Sterling
 

A:Error 1926/ security permissions

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My girlfriend was having an issue with her Windows 7 Ultimate computer while I was out, so I told her how she could fix said issue, the day prior to this I had done some maintenance on it as she wanted to start using that computer again (it's a gaming computer she stopped using for about two weeks because it was running a little slower) and some scans found over 5,000 objects to be removed. It fixed a lot but there were a couple issues left and I didn't have enough time to finish tinkering with it, and there was one issue she could handle while I was gone. Or so I thought. She somehow wandered into the Security tab for her C drive and changed the permissions. Now nothing can be altered on the drive, and I've tried a few things to attempt to reverse this.

I would have simply backed it up and went ahead with a fresh install if not for the fact that she has So much on that computer (The scans went through over 400,000 files)

I've tried doing a system restore, tried a couple of things in Windows RE, tried using the hidden Admin account to change the permissions, etc. None of it has worked yet.

Are there any other possible commands to be tried in Windows RE? I've yet to attempt turning off UAC and attempting to take ownership again to change the permissions, but I'm not sure if that would even take hold given the state of the permissions.

Note: I am able to get a command prompt open in Safe mode as an administrator.

Would making a new partition on said machine, ins... Read more

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Is there a way for me to recover the stupid idiotic mistake that I did? What I did was removed all the permissions to a partition on my HD that contains all my trading files and folders making it impossible for me to open ANY of my files on that partition. I thought I was removing the permissions for others on my network and selected the read only attribute. Then when I tried to allow full control after I realized what I did, it tells me access is denied.

So is there anything I can do to recover what I screwed up??

A:Removed all Security Permissions by accident

try changing it back through the hidden admin account... Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

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My girlfriend was having an issue with her Windows 7 Ultimate computer while I was out, so I told her how she could fix said issue, the day prior to this I had done some maintenance on it as she wanted to start using that computer again (it's a gaming computer she stopped using for about two weeks because it was running a little slower) and some scans found over 5,000 objects to be removed. It fixed a lot but there were a couple issues left and I didn't have enough time to finish tinkering with it, and there was one issue she could handle while I was gone. Or so I thought. She somehow got into the Security tab for her C drive and changed the permissions under the security tab. Now nothing can be altered on the drive, and I've tried a multitude of things to attempt to reverse this.

I would have simply backed it up and went ahead with a fresh install if not for the fact that she has So much on that computer (The scans went through over 400,000 files)

I've already attempted a system restore, went into the secret Administrator account in Safe mode to attempt to take ownership/change permissions where it said I was denied access, I attempted the following in Windows RE after booting with a USB thumb drive I freshly created specifically for this reason:

Went into command prompt and input the following (From within Windows RE after booting with said thumb drive containing windows ultimate SP1):

C:
takeown /A /F C:\
takeown /A /F C:\Windows
takeown /A /F C:\Windows\Sy... Read more

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I have an access 2000 application which is using MS access security. I have setup my user and admin groups with permissions to edit a form.

I have a status field on the form and if the staus field is changed from "in progress" to "billed", I want to prevent any member of the user group from further editing, however any member of the admin group can continue to edit and canreset the form to allow users to edit again.

I cannot use allowedits= false as this prevents all users from editing.

Is there a way to prevent editing depending on the user ?
 

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I'm trying to help out my sister on her laptop (Compaq Vista 32bit). Here are the problems:

Can not access Windows Security Center.. It comes up on the tool bar red with the X. When you try to open it either off the tool bar or even through the Control Center you get: A "open with" window to select the program to open "rundll32.exe". I have tried the tutuorial on this site to change security center from disabled to automatic, this did not work, it defaults back to disabled.Will not start up the Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus program automatically on startup. You must manaul start and either run as adminstrator to start or go through the "open with window" process.All program starts require to go through the "open with window" approach and some that does not work and you need to right click on the program and "run as administrator" to start the program (i.e. intenet exployer).I have manually run Microsoft Security Essentials and removed numerous virus and trojans.

I am familar with XP and Windows 7, not Vista...

Any assistance will be appreciated

A:Security Center and Program Permissions

Hallo Brack, It sounds like you could have corrupted system files from malware & more than likely still have active malware.
First off try these and see if the make any difference with things such as the Security Center not starting;

Check Disk - chkdsk

After this run System files command this will check for and attempt to repair any corrupted System files, please note that this can only fix one problem at a time so you may have to run it several times;

System Files - SFC Command

Next a good place to start is to download Malwarebytes free standalone scanner, update it & run a Scan;

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

IF malwarebytes will not install, update or run then look at these other options see if your computer will allow you to run this free online scan;

Free ESET Online Antivirus Scanner

If not you may have to go to a friends computer Super anti spyware has a portable scanner you can run from a USB stick Caution:( any of your USB sticks may be infected so it would pay to borrow or purchase a new one, please do not infect your friends computer)
This portable scanner has a file name that malware is not supposed to recognize so it may give you enough leeway to get things running again;


SUPERAntiSpyware.com - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner

The next option is a rescue disk which you can download and burn to a CD on another computer then insert the disk in your computer & Restart so the disk can scan before Windows loads... Read more

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Windows XP 32-bit, w/ SP3

File permissions on system32 directory got removed and system will not boot. Ideas urgently needed to recover. Have operating system media on-hand.

Thanks for your prompt replies.
 

A:Solved: URGENT, windows xp system32 permissions lost, cannot boot, need help recoveri

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We have a home network with 6 pc's with various OS's. I think somewhere in one of the Tutorials I read to use user "Everyone" to setup the Network. With the different OS's we are not using the HomeGroup setup thru Windows.

The system is up (and has been) running fine but reading another post I am concerened that this is not a safe/secure home network using "Everyone"

If "Everyone" is selected on a home network PC for home network uses/applciation...is "Everyone" also vulnerable to outside/Internet/neighborhood penetration and attack ?

Or does the "Everyone" user block any and all users except those on the home network...ie...anyone any outside the home attempts to enter my home system/network ?

Thanks...TRinAZ

A:6 PC home network permissions/security question

  
Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz


We have a home network with 6 pc's with various OS's. I think somewhere in one of the Tutorials I read to use user "Everyone" to setup the Network. With the different OS's we are not using the HomeGroup setup thru Windows.

The system is up (and has been) running fine but reading another post I am concerened that this is not a safe/secure home network using "Everyone"

If "Everyone" is selected on a home network PC for home network uses/applciation...is "Everyone" also vulnerable to outside/Internet/neighborhood penetration and attack ?

Or does the "Everyone" user block any and all users except those on the home network...ie...anyone any outside the home attempts to enter my home system/network ?

Thanks...TRinAZ


It only means that any machine that is part of your network will have access to those drives you set sharing and security permissions for "Everyone".

It does not mean that everyone outside your network will have access, although if someone were able to break into your network they would have full access to those drives. So from a security stand point it's not the safest way to share.

It would be a bit safer to either share the entire "User folder" if you need access to all of the "User" folders on the drive, or only share the folders you need access too from inside the network.

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How to restore security permissions to default settings?

Hello, I had problems sharing files on my network and I went to different support forums looking for answers. I changed user permissions on my (D/) drive and tried to add "Everyone" following instructions from other forum, I did something WRONG and I did not fix the problem and now I just create a new one because "SYSTEM" and "Authenticated Users" do not exist anymore. I need help to see if someone can tell me how to restore settings to default.

Thanks

A:Restore security permissions to default settings??

type run command
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose

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How can I protect my Windows files so that my Linux does NOT see it (except as root)?

A:Permissions Win & Linux [moved from General Security]

This is probably a question better asked in a Windows or Linux section of the forum. What Windows OS is involved, so I can move this thread to the appropriate section?

Of course, if someone reading knows the answer, feel free to post.

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