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Q: Setting permissions remotely

Hi all

Does anyone know of a command line utility that can remotely set permissions on local groups.

many Thanks

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We have a user that went to grant someone access to a folder on the network. They did this from there desktop, not the server, and now no one can access the folder. Not even an administrator login. I'm assuming they got the warning about changing permissions remotley, but he swears he didn't see anything like that. Now we have a couple of users that have icons that don't work because they're coming from that folder. Is there any way to change those permissions back? I know the permissions default to something, but I'm not sure what it is. Any thoughts?

Thanks.
 

A:Remotely Changing Permissions

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Good afternoon everyone,

Situation:
Have 60 Win2k pc's in our department - these include 2 Student PC Labs and then faculty PC's. Everyone will be printing to different printers. I am going to set up a print server and want to be able to configure all PC's remotely with the correct network printers.

This way I can set up the 2 labs to print to the network printers located in the respective labs and faculty will print to a printer in our main office. I also do not want to include anything in the logon scripts, as we do not use them here. Ideally I want each PC set up with the correct network printer, no matter who logs on, as the lab PC's have numerous different students logging on to them daily.

I came across the following command line utility:

rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry

With the proper switches, I have been able to set up a network printer while logged onto that PC, but can not figure out a way to run this command and have it map the network printer on a remote PC.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated.

Pete
 

A:Setting up network printers on PC's remotely

If you have a print server, go into "add printers" then click on the print server, then click on the printer you want to install for that particular machine.
 

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How can I change the WINS settings on WIN2k workstations remotely? Settcpipparams.exe does not work in 2k and the setnet.exe must have all information for the network in an answer file, not all of our users have the same network settings. Our LAN folks in their infinite wisdom changed the WINS servers without notifying anyone, now we are in crisis mode to fix all users.
 

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I have roughly 100 M920q's that I want to set up with an identical BIOS config. Whilst I could do them all manually, this will take a significant amount of time.I looked at the Lenovo BIOS Config Tool, but this doesn't seem to apply settings from the config files to any of the several machine models I tried.I then went to look at the Windows BIOS Setting tool. The first tool; SRWIN.exe (& x64 version) errors out with the followingStartService Error: 5
CreateFile Error: 2
Unable to get bios driver handle.The second tool CFGWIN.exe (& x64 version) works but doesn't provide the same level of functionality as the first tool.Please, could someone help me out, as I don't want to have to manually set ~100 PCs.

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Hi, i went to set up permissions on my pc. After doing some research i made an attempt to set up permissions for me and for guests. In doing this i found that i managed to set up permissions to keep guests from accessing a second hard drive and in doing so, i managed to not let me access it as well by setting up permissions under "everyone", i think. Anyway, i managed to get myself permission to the second hard drive but can't access any files in the directories. I can't open pics or videos. I can open them if i log in as administrator. I do i give myself access to these files again????

Thanks
 

A:Help, setting permissions

I haven't done this in awhile, but try this:

Log-in as administrator.
Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts
Click on the your account (the one you want to have all access)
Select "Change the account type" from the list of options
Select "Computer administrator" up at the top.
Click "Change Account Type"

Try logging in with your account and see if it worked. Post results back here please.
 

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hello im not real sure if this was the right section to post this.

Ok i got these stand alone pc's and i wont to lock them down to where you cant download toolbars instant message clients, take off the games under the accessories tab no access to the control panel no run icon. just to where it will be only work can be done on it. can you point me in the right directions.

the machines im running are dell opitplex with windows xp home edition
 

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Hello everyone!
This is my first post to this forum, I hope I get to hang around.

Well, I have a couple issues going on with Offline Files. Let's try to make it as easy as possible....

Say I have folder A in computer A (desktop). Folder A has many subfolders.

So I "make available offline" folder A in my laptop. Files sync, coolers.
I go to a coffee shop and when I go to open one of the subfolders but it denies me access, claiming I don't have permission. Although the permission in the desktop's folder A is set to Full Control for "Everyone". I have also right-click/Share/Homegroup Read/Write. So what I have had to do is go into Advanced Sharing, check the Share box. Now in the laptop I can open the folder, but many times it won't allow me to open files within it.

Anyway, this all has to do with permissions. Here's the kicker: I can set permissions for users within the desktop, but if I try to change the "Location" in an attempt to find my laptop and find my laptop's user-name, or even if I try to write a path, it can't find my laptop. If I click the Location button, only my desktop shows. Although my laptop is part of the Homegroup set up in my desktop and they are all connected through the same wireless network.

Ayayay, Microsoft make it easy!


Any idea how to tap my laptops domain so I can set a permission for my laptop user for the folder in my desktop?

Thanks!

A:Setting Permissions

Are you using a workgroup or a network? Are all computers running Windows 7? Have you thoroughly reviewed the Windows Help and Support for offline files?

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Hello, I am using two computers. BOthe of them have the same two accounts and the accounts have the same passwords. Normally when you set permissions on a network for only that user, that user is the only one that can access that file.
The problem here is that the file that I am setting permissions on will not allow the same account to access it, even though it is allowed to. The names and passowrds are spelt the same.
Does anyone know whats wrong?
 

A:Setting Permissions

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I'm a one-man IT department. I manage 9 servers, including a specialized application, exchange, and multiple domain controller's.

I've finally been given the OK to hire a help desk person to take on the workstation-level issues that happen so that I can focus more on server's, group policies, etc.

I'm trying to configure permissions on this new user (who has yet to be hired, I'm working with a test account) so that they have the following capabilities and restrictions:

-User should be able to install software on all workstations.
-User should be able to install hardware (including printers) on all workstations.
-User should not be able to remotely log in to any server via Terminal Services/Remote Deskop
-User should not be able to make any server-level modifications.
-User should not have access to change anything in Active Directory.

I can easily take care of items' #2-4 by taking the user out of the "Administrator's" group, but then they will no longer be able to install software on workstations and configure printers.

I know there's got to be an easy way to do this, I'm just not seeing it; any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Setting Up The Perfect Permissions...

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How can I set folder permissions so that the other user account (limited account) can't access my folders? I'm using XP and I'm the Admin.
 

A:Setting Folder Permissions

I know this is a very easy to do, so I'll explain the problem....

When I'm denying the access of Users of the folder, even me can't access it. Why is it happening, as far as I know, I belong to Administrators group, but when I deny the access of Users, it doesn't let me access the folder.
 

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Hello all,

Heres the problem in a nutshell- I've got a computer running Windows Xp Pro SP2 with 5 hard drives installed. These drives contain all my families photos, music, etc. I want this computer to host all of this data so that everyone in the house can access it with their computer over the network. I have finished putting all the data on the drives and I am trying to set permissions on these drives so that whoever clicks on these shared drives has to enter a username of "ServerGuest" with a password as well. I want to have my own user and password of "ClosetServer" in which my access would allow me to change the files on the drive when I am adding new things and such. I want the ServerGuest account to only be able to read the contents but not to be able to change ANYTHING. I have a pretty good bit of knowledge of XP Pro but I can seem to make this work.

Everytime I set things up the way I think they are supposed to go, it won't let any of the computers on the network into the shared drive OR even ask for the user and password. What are the steps that need to be taken to share these drive properly? After I turn simple file sharing off to get the security tab, am I supposed to change it back before trying to use it or does it even matter? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Chris
 

A:Setting Permissions on Windows XP

You at least don't want to use simple file sharing.

With it off, you need to set the permissions for whatever you want (full access etc.)

But also, once they enter the user name and password the first time, they likely won't be prompted from then on.
 

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Hi

We have strangers coming to housesit while we are away. He wants access to the computer to send email. Is it possible for me to block him from my files and folders and just give him access to my email program, which is Incredimail?

Appreciate any advice.

Monk

A:setting admin permissions

You could set up an account for him giving him non administrative permissions. What OS is it?

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There are some folders on our server in which i want to keep private and inaccessable to certain people..

My OS for my server is XP Professional..

I want to be able to password it so that only my mom and i can access the accounting information on there

Right now, my setup is plain and simple.. nothing special about it.. no special perimssion.. my server is essentially acting as storage.

Thank you,

Uni
 

A:Setting permissions for certain folders..

Right click on the folder select properties then click on the Security tab. From here you can change who has access to this particular folder and sub folders. Click on Advanced down to the bottom and in the next window, remove the check from the box that says "Inherit from parent the permissions that apply....." then click remove.
Once you do this, there will be no permissions set on this folder. Click OK and then add the users you want to have access to this folder. Once that is done, go back to the advanced window and put a check in the box to " replace permissions on all child objects with entries......"
This will give the newly added users permission on all child folders within this folder.
Hope this helps.
 

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Hi, I would like to limit the access to certain hard drives for other users on my computer, so when they go to search for files, they can only search C:\ etc.
Also to make it so when they go to 'my computer' they can only access C:\
Help is much appreciated!
 

A:Setting User Permissions

im assuming you have mutliple partitions like c, d, e and so on. You could get this resolved a couple different ways.
1. you could create a local group on your workstation and put user john doe, in the group then simply dont add him to the c drive.
2. or you could create a local group policy that would not allow you to view certain drives, but the only catch with this is not only will any user on the pc not be able to view the c, but the admin wont either...
 

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Hi, I'm new to windows 8.1 and trying to set the permission so I can add a ocx to the SysWOW64 I have set the owner to Administrators which is me and I have gone to Auditing and added the Administrator which is me. Set access to full control, I'm following a tutorial on this and it say to click on Enable inheritance
but I cant find that box to click on, but this is the tutorial I am following. Can some one help me because after I'm all done with setting permission I can't put dlls or ocx in the SysWOW64 folder. Thanks

tutorial
How to Take Full Ownership of Files & Folders in Windows 8

Andrea

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I am attempting to set file permissions on a secondary computer, but from windows explorer when I right click on the folders or files, properties,...--- there is no security tab. How do I get the tab to return? Thanks
 

A:setting file permissions

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I recently upgraded to w2k OS, but now my permissions are all screwed up. I can log on as administrator and access all programs and data (which is located on the server), but when I log on as a user, I am denied certain files necessary to open programs. I know nothing about servers and permissions. We recently fired our IT guy. Can anyone help me?
 

A:setting permissions on the server

Logon as Administrator
Right click on the directory or file you wish to change permissions for and select properties.

Go to the Security tab.

You will see a listing of Users and Permissions. Click 'Add,' add your username, and press Okay. Now, with your username selected, put a checkmark next to all of the permissions you would like granted (i.e. Full Control, Read, Write, etc.)

Kevin
 

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I am running 2k3 server with all pc's being 2000 and XP. My issue is that I am the administrator and I would like my assistant to be able to login to the pc's to just install and remove software. With no access to windows settings and all other domain/network settings, and without making him an administrator. Is this possible? Through AD or locally?
 

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I am currently running Windows XP MCE 2005. I have setup 4 limited user accounts for everyone in my family and one administrator account for installing programs with. The problem is that some programs require administraor privlages to run. Can I setup full access for all users for individual programs?

A:Setting permissions for users

Well, you can change who you run the program as. Right click, run as, then you can do it from there.

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Hi Everyone,

I have a Windows 7 computer which is linked to 2 other windows xp home & pro computers. My question is that i used to be able to go on the network and drop files etc..onto my husbancs windows xp home comupter. Now it is asking for permissions. I need to set up permissions for my husbands windows xp home computer and his laptop which runs windows xp pro.

I really need help with this one. I don't understand permissions.

Could someone help me set this up so that we can send files back and forth.

Thank you.

A:Setting up permissions in Windows XP Home & Pro

There is an article on how to allow or deny permissions to users and groups that you may find useful, you can read it here.

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With my W7 residing on it's own on a new SSD drive, now I want to be able to fully access my 2nd drive, my old XP drive from the default Admin acct. created on W7 initial install.

I can read from the 2nd HDD, copy to the new drive, but can't read / write, it just says I don't have permission.

My research so far reveals this TrustedInstaller does not give full blown permissions to a 2nd drive in a situation like this. I am thinking there has to be a way around this without having to be logged in as the built-in Admin always. I just haven't found it yet. It's rather confusing this security and file permissions. I ran into this problem with XP before when I took and switched out disks, and I just had to reset the permissions globally for the entire disk somehow.

I might log in again as the built-in admin and see if it gives me options to change settings for the acct. I think that is the way...

A:Setting permissions to access old drive

Everything I tried so far doesn't work, I don't understand why I can access just fine from built-in Admin but no amount of settings seems to give my user admin acct. access to the old HDD

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I got Windows 8.1. Yesterday I messed around with setting some permissions in order to gain access to some folders. I messed up because I ended up with many unresponsive programs and very slow laptop. And many store apps wont open.

How can I reset permissions to default? Or do I run a full repair?

A:Setting Permissions Messed Up Laptop - HELP!

Welcome to the Forums.

Do you have a Restore Point from before the change? If so that should restore the Registry where all the settings are kept.

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Sharing doesn't do it. There are complicated check boxes in setting the permissions that I'd appreciate being explained to me. Keeps me from sharing my printer on my network

A:Setting printer permissions in Windows 7

Welcome
Hopefully this great tutorial will answer all questions. You need to give permissions.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html

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Hi

My hard drive consist of two partitions, one for System, and one for my stuff, programs, movies and so on...

Computer has three accounts, me as Administrator and two that are limited.

Here is what I want to do:
- I have movies at other partition, and some important stuff, so I set permissions that only my account can access partition...
- My brother wishes to watch movies from his account, and sometimes I am not at home, and I am afraid to give him my password
- There is about 30 different folders on that partition, so is it possible to allow other users access only to Movies folder, without having to set permissions to each folder manually...

Hope you understood my question? Thanks

A:Setting permissions to single folder

Setting permissions can be challenging to some. One option you should consider is to get and external usb hard drive, place the movies on it. Then you won't have to worry about access to your profile. Then he can log on to his account and view them.

Permissions
Technet permissions

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Have WinXP Home on one machine and Pro on others. I'm trying to set user permissions on folders and printers. I found a page at microsoft.com that says do the following in the Windows XP Pro machine:

"Click Start> My Computer> Tools> Folder Options> View. In the Advanced Settings sections . . . ".

I don't have an advanced settings section. I am guessing it is because we are running FAT32 and we need NTFS for this Advanced Settings section to show. Is this correct?

On the Windows XP Home machine, we are running NTFS; but, I assume we don't have an Advanced Settings sections on it because that section is not available in the Home edition and we need XP Pro. Is this correct?
 

A:Setting Folder Permissions in XP Pro & Home?

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I am at a lost what is happening...
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium, and I noticed that after I install a program that goes to either "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)" folders, the permissions are incorrectly set. Other folders seem to be fine.

So I manually take ownership using my personal account (apart of the Administrators group) and have to give myself "full control" to the folder, its contents and sub-folders. Which can take some time to do.

But this is just treating the symptoms, not the actual problem.

So my questions are:
(1) Does some one know how I fix the "installation process" itself so this does not happen again?
(2) What are the correct permission(s) that should be used?
(3) How I can fix the existing folders without having to manually go through each and everyone?
 

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Hello all...
Heres the problem in a nutshell- I've got a computer running Windows Xp Pro SP2 with 5 hard drives installed. These drives contain all my families photos, music, etc. I want this computer to host all of this data so that everyone in the house can access it with their computer over the network. I have finished putting all the data on the drives and I am trying to set permissions on these drives so that whoever clicks on these shared drives has to enter a username of "ServerGuest" with a password as well. I want to have my own user and password of "ClosetServer" in which my access would allow me to change the files on the drive when I am adding new things and such. I want the ServerGuest account to only be able to read the contents but not to be able to change ANYTHING. I have a pretty good bit of knowledge of XP Pro but I can seem to make this work.

Everytime I set things up the way I think they are supposed to go, it won't let any of the computers on the network into the shared drive OR even ask for the user and password. What are the steps that need to be taken to share these drive properly? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Chris
 

A:Setting drive permissions in Windows XP???

I would suggest asking to have this moved to the Networking forum here at TSG I think you would get a better and more accurate response from this forum, if you wish this all you have to do is click the little red triangle at the top right of the window and ask a moderator to move this thread to Networking.

I think one or part of the answer is that everyone has to have a different name on the network to get access to the shared files.
 

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Hey guys.

I'm stuck: I'm running a straight through workgroup network between 2 Win XP pro computers, both with multiple users.

I want to set various permissions based on the log in of the other (remote) computer, i.e. Jill logged in on PALE can access a certain folder on WATER whilst Jack logged in on PALE can't.

However, when setting user permissions or security, whilst adding a new user on, say, WATER, the location is set to WATER and no other options are available (logic dictates that i should be able to select the workgroup, RHYME, as the location?) and when i try and add a remote permission like PALE\Jill, it doesn't like it.

What am I doing stupid?

Cheers,

Drew
 

A:Setting Win XP remote share permissions

You have to add the same username on both workgroup PC's. Using your example create user account Jill on WATER and PALE but assigne the permissions on WATER to WATER\Jill and Pale\Jill will be able to get into those shared folders.
 

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Hi I know this issue has been placed here before but I went through everything that was suggested in the resolves but it did not work, Proxy Settings go back to using proxy and there is nothing other than port number showing. I believe it has something to do with the permissions, even though I am logged on as an administrator, it seems like I do not have complete permission only one user has a full control which is some group named TrustedInstaller I have tried to change the permissions and it doesn't work even after that. maybe I am not doing something right here. please help me get rid of this problem. thank you
 

A:Windows 7 IE 10 Proxy Setting & Permissions Issue

First upgrade to IE 11. Support for IE 10 on Windows 7 is stopping in less than 6 months.
 

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Hi

I created an access database for a manager within my unit, for her staff members to enter their projects they are currently working on and at what stage they are at, so they can monitor and print reports of where they are at with their projects.

My Manager has shown her own manager who wants to implement this with his managers, but he wants to have one central database with user logins, is this hard to set up?

I am thinking that the best option would be to split the database to make it more stable, and add a log in for each user which would only allow them to see their own projects, while still allowing an "administrator" access to all so they can print reports etc.

Can anyone tell me the best "read: easiest" way to do this? I am using MS Access 2003 and am able to store the back-end of the database on one of the servers that all the managers have access to.

Also does anyone know if there is a way to have access send a reminder of due dates to the individual manager as the due date is comming up?

Any help and/or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

thanks
 

A:Solved: User login's and setting permissions?

Dumb Blonde, it is easy to achieve what you want to do, including sending reminders.
I would not recommend "Splitting" the database unless it is very large, as it means any changes to the "Front End" have to be distributed to all users.
The first step is to make a backup copy of the database.
Then use the "Security Wizard" to create a Secure version of the database.
When you have successfully Secured the database I will explain the next steps to create the various User groups.

If you want me to create the email sending routine for you it will be easier to do BEFORE you secure the Database.
 

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Hi, I have two networked PCs. On PC1, I have a program file (.exe) that I want PC2 to be able to access, open and use, but not copy or move from it's location. What would be the best permission settings to adjust on PC1 to protect the file? Thx.

A:Help Setting User Permissions for a Program File.

You can't stop copying. To run an executable you need read/execute authority. If you can read it you can copy it.

What are you trying to achieve? Perhaps you could run the program as a service.

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In the folders security settings, I check the deny modify box, but it makes all the below boxes checked too. I just want to be able to read from the folder & its sub files but not have them deleted too.

Please help

A:Setting Permissions to prevent files from being deleted

on security tab select "ADVANCED" then go to "authorizations"...then click on "Change Authorizations" then select the user which yoy want to deny deletion of your folder and click on "Modify". Then make "delete" and "Delete folders" Deny. Then click on "ok"

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How do I set permissions?

how do I add a computer to the workgroup?

thanks!!!
 

A:Setting Permissions and Adding a Computer to Workgroup

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Hi all,

Please excuse my question as I'm sure the answer is going to be something simple. I'm new to networking but with some tenacity and hair pulling I've successfully set up a router and two desktops and a laptop to form my first wireless network!

So... here's my question..

I've got all the three computers (two desktops and a laptop) sharing files at the moment but I'd like to change this so that one of the desktops can't view files on any of the other two computers.

What's the easiest way to go about this?

When I right click on the drives and go to the "sharing" tab all I see is a tickbox to either enable or disable sharing.

Is it possible to configure the drive to only share to one of the computers in the network and not the other one?

Many thanks for any help you can give me.

Cheers

John

PS. One of the desktops is running Vista Home Premium and the other desktop and laptop are running XP Pro. ;-)
 

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Basically what I'm trying to do is edit my kids user account so that I can customise the start menu for them(like the permissions you can set on an NT system between a server/client). I'm logging in as the Administrator and the ability to change the start menu is very limited. I've also tried to customise the start menu from the kids account but again only certain programs appear(has to be admin who makes the changes I'm sure anyway). Is there a way this can be done without having to partition the drive?

XP Pro

Any suggestions/information/links etc would be much appreciated
Gasha
 

A:[Solved] Setting Permissions for my kids account

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Hi All,

While setting security permissions for a folder in XP Pro, I get the following error message:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

An error occurred applying attributes to the file:

(file path and name goes here)

Access is denied.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Any suggestions? Thanks.
 

A:(Solved) Error Message While Setting File Permissions In XP Pro

Are you the owner of the file or folder? Do you have Administrator rights on the computer?
 

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Hi, I created a shared folder on my network, but I do not wish to share it to every user on my network. How would I designate which users have access to it?

Thanks

A:Networking: Setting Access Permissions For Shared Folders

In the Shared Properties set a Password. That is the easiest way.

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Hello all,

Got a few questions regarding our network sharing.

Here is the setup, we have a "server" running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. This server has a RAID setup with a shared folder containing projects.

These projects need to be accessed by certain users, but should limited to certain folders.

Ideal situation: Username and password for networked computers that are dedicated to each user, upon connecting to the server using OS X or Windows 7 with these credentials are dumped within a project folder but no access to the parent directory. One user will have access to the entire parent directory.

Currently we have one 7 machine accessing via homegroup, which I cannot seem to limit access. We also have ~5 OS X machines running Snow Leopard or Lion, 10.6 and 10.7 respectively. All machines, excluding the other 7, connect as "Guest" currently with no password and have access to all files.

I can't seem to create Usernames with Passwords from the permissions properties. Within this dialog you can only see users, objects and locations. When trying to add a username, receive error stating the user does not exist.

When trying to click Add here,

Same result.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Setting permissions per specific users and folders for access from OSX

Welcome aboard, mcg !

Maybe it is not a relevent information, but as far as I know, windows use NTFS which is not usually accessed by MacOS, which uses Mac OS x Journaled formatting.

There are some programs likes Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X software to access NTFS partitions from a Mac.

May it be a helpful information ? I am not totally sure.

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I'm about to pull my hair out here! I've been working this problem for 2 days now, and have Googled every which way to find out what's on this PC with WinXP Home + SP3.... there is some kind of trojan virus on it, that prevents anything from scanning the hard drives (ergo, I can install anti-malware software inclucing HiJackThis, Malwarebyte's anti-malware app, and even Microsoft's MRT.exe but as soon as ANY of them begin a scan of the system they are terminated and their exe file has it's permissions reset to Everyone ONLY (and apparently this thing has set the policy for the Everyone Group to NOBODY). Once this occurs, I can't run the program again as I no longer have permission to do so.... in Safe mode, I can reset the executable permissions back to Administrators Full Control and run the anti-malware exe again, only to have it terminated and it's permissions again reset... this thing's killing me!

I tried RKill to no effect either, whatever this thing is the most current RKill doesn't recognize it apparently.

I've read on these forms of others who've experienced similar problems, so I know I'm not alone... what nobody else on the internet seems to have figured out though is WHY their anti-malware app goes "Poof!" seconds after it starts scanning the system for malware. There is something, some virus in memory which I cannot locate, which is changing the security permissions of any program that ... Read more

A:Malware setting anti-malware app file permissions to nothing!

Well, I went and sat and thought about it for a few minutes... then came back to the PC, started up Safe mode with Command Prompt, and used the command window to manually launch System Restore and restored the computer back to a checkpoint it had made earlier today BEFORE the desktop went Poof!

To my immense relief, System Restore apparently tracks changes to file permissions as well and it reset the explorer.exe file permissions back and upon restarting the PC I had a desktop with all the trimmings again finally.

However, the virus or whatever it is still remains of course (there are no restore points beyond today, as the virus or 1 of it's many friends I already removed from this PC today had disabled System Restore and deleted all the restore points it might have had already).

I don't know where to go from this point with this PC... perhaps it's a dead horse and just needs to be reformatted, idk.

- Michael

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I recently put a new hard drive in my HP dv7 laptop to increase the onboard storage. Before changing out the existing hard drive, I backed up all my personal files on an external hard drive.

One of the folders though for some reason appears to have "randomly" restricted the permissions of an entire folder along with its subfolders and individual files to the admin user of the previous Win7 installation.

This is a folder with multiple subfolders and files (photo backup folder). Windows will allow me to take control of the folder with the current admin user, but it's only one folder at a time. When I attempt to force new permissions for access down the folder structure, I get an error message telling me my access to the subfolders and files is denied.

Is there some other way to force these permissions down the tree or should I put the old hard drive back in and attempt to fix the problem from the old instance of Windows?

Any assistance is appreciated.

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I recently looked at my D drive, to find out that every file and folder in the D drive has a S-1-5-21.... account under the security tab. However the D drive itself does not. When I do to delete it, it tells me I cannot because it is inheriting permissions from its parent. But The D drive itself (The parent) doesn't have that user. So first, can you explain this.
So, I go and stop it from inheriting permission, and then delete it.. The issue is that this is quite time consuming. I basically want to remove this user on every file and folder on the drive at once. Now how do I do that?
I would be perfectly happy removing all the file permissions for all the files (Yes, I know that leaves them unaccessable) and then just adding them, as adding them to the D drive itself will cause all the child objects to inherit them, yes?
 

A:File permissions, an S-1-5-21 account, and inherited permissions

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Does anyone have any idea why, when I select the Read/Write option for users and groups for various shares on my NAS, the Vista permissions don't have Delete selected, thus only making it possible to delete at administrator level?

When viewing permissions, even administrators can't view the contents of the Auditing tab, although currently any user (both Windows and UNIX) can take ownership of a file/folder, which, of course, I want to change, but I don't want to affect the settings on my NAS.

Where NAS files show a combination of Windows and UNIX users and groups, I'm also seeking advice on how best to configure.

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I am the only person using this computer. For some reason If I try to view a image or use a editing software, it just wont let me, and says something along the lines of "You do not have permissions" . For example, I cant open Kingsoft writer (Basically microsoft word) and in the permissions, the adminstator (ME) has all the allow boxes ticked, buts its all grayed out! How do i make it so its not grayed out, meaning I can open it. The picture is attached in this page!
 
 

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When one enables/disables offline files via the Control Panel, does this affect all users of the machine, or only the user who was logged in at the time the change was made?

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I am trying to add a refurbished HP system to my menagerie. It had Windows 7 Pro (64bit) installed when I got it. I went through the setup without any problems, created a user account for myself (Lewis), set the system name to TestPC and started installing and testing some software. Simple internet access (web page browsing) is working fine.

Today, I connected and external disk drive (from a Windows XP system) and I was able to successfully read anything on it. But when I attempted to delete a file, I was told I needed permission even though I am the administrator. I found some instructions at Microsoft for changing ownership of the files on the external drive, so I did that. It was then that I noticed the user name shown was Lewis(TestPC\Lewis) and I was still not able to delete files on the external drive.

Being primarily a Unix person, I have been fumbling around looking for something that would indicate why Windows felt the need to attach the system name to user names. In Computer>Properties>Computer name, domain and workgroup settings>System Properties>Computer Name>Network ID, I found a selection with the following description: "This computer is part of aa business network; I use it to connect to other computers at work". Since this is not true, I selected the other option and worked my way back out to restart the computer.

After the restart, that erroneous setting was still there. I have tried several more times to change it but th... Read more

A:Windows 7: Can't change setting System Properties > network ID setting

Hi Lewis, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The \\DOMAIN_OR_PC_NAME\USERNAME combination is not erroneous, it's how Windows keeps track of users in your network (even if said network only has one Windows PC).

For Windows, when a computer does not belong to a domain, the PC name is used instead of a domain name. I am currently typing this using a laptop with name AGM-W8LAP02 (my own naming policy, my home network is called AGM and this is Windows 8 Laptop number 02). My complete username for this user profile I am currently using on this computer is \\AGM-W8LAP02\Kari. This combination \\DOMAIN_OR_PC_NAME\USERNAME does separate my user profile Kari on this computer from user profile Kari on other computers. User \\AGM-W8LAP02\Kari is not the same user than \\AGM-W7DESK01\Kari.

For Windows it's easier and more logical to use this naming policy even if your PC would be the only one in network. If you now add computers to your network which also contain user profile Lewis, Windows does not have to change the system to be able to separate users not only from other users on the same computer but also from same users on other computers.

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