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NTFS Security Permissions

Q: NTFS Security Permissions

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

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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.






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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

A:Local Security Policies vs NTFS Permissions

NTFS Permissions Overview

Windows Local Security Policy Settings - Microsoft Windows Tips

Hope the above links explain the difference between the two.

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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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Hi, I'm having a conflict with NTFS permissions or so it seems. I'm running a dual-boot environment with XP and VISTA. I have a shared drive between them with some folders I need to secure with permissions for different users. However, when I set permissions up on XP it clears all permissions from VISTA. And vice versa. So I thought NTFS permissions were part of the file system, not the OS. Help?
 

A:NTFS Permissions

They will be inherited from each parent. You better set up 2 different drives, or make it FAT32 so there are no permissions issues.
 

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Hi all,
There is a one drive synced shared folder on local disk D which contains below files and folders
 OneDrive folder-
    Folder A
    Folder B 
    Folder C
    Excel workbook 1
    Excel workbook 2
    Excel workbook 3
    Excel workbook 4
I want to share Main OneDrive Folder with every user in the network and add below restrictions,

1) Users should not be able to delete,Rename any files or folders in Main OneDrive folder.
2) Users Should not be able to create any files or folders in Main One Drive folder.
3) Users should be able to simultaneously (6 users) Edit and save all excel workbooks in Main One drive folder.

4) Users should not be able to create any folders in Folder A
5) Users should be able to create,edit,rename files in Folder A

6) Users should be able to view the content in folder B and C
7)Need to give full control of shared folder to 3 users.

Is it possible to create a setup like this? Ive been trying to do this from a week now and Excel workbooks always end up locked. But NTFS permissions really hard to understand.Really appreciate if you guys can help  me out.

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Hello,

I have 2 files: a batch file (radmin.bat) and an executable (radmin.exe). The batch file executes radmin.exe

Is there a way I can set permissions on the batch file so that users can execute it, but not view the contents of it? (the commands)

Thanks in advance,
Adam
 

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Hello there

i am just learning a bit about NTFS permissions, and have been looking through the access control help pages to get some information.

I only have vista home premium, so i know that i cannot manage groups.
So what can you actually manage if you only have home premium, i would assume you can manage other "standard accounts.

Anyway i was just looking at the windows folder on my admin account and on the windows folder properties on the sercurty tab under "group or user name"
I could see my admin account, and standard account and "system" .

But also "creator owner" and "Trusted installer" can you tell me what these mean.


And also when i ckick on system or administrator the permissions are blank, but there are a few permission on the standard account...

A:NTFS permissions

NTFS Explained:
NTFS.com NTFS File System. Data Recovery Software.

Creator Owner
Knowledge Base - Creator Owner Explained

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is there a way i can let somebody watch my movies, listen to my music without them being able to copy the file?

A:NTFS permissions

I don't think so, read permission is required for both.

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hi,

I already know what

read
write
full access
modify permissions are but,

I dont get this NTFS permissions thing, I thought NTFS was just a File system.
Can permissions ONLY be bused on partitions or volumes that are formatted using the NTFS file system?

A:NTFS Permissions

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I have a single file I have applied special permissions to - The permissions are to allow everything except Ful Control\Delete\Take Ownership -There is nothing disallowed.

The problem is the other users cannot save the spreadsheet. the only way they can do this is to save a copy of it to their desktop. Modify it and then place it back in the same location?

Now there is an Everyone group with only read and Execute but this would mean they would not be able to copy it back out to the directory no?
 

A:NTFS permissions.

What groups has the "everything except full control" rights?
 

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Jane has a folder on the PDC and she is locally mapped to that folder. She has full control of NTFS permission of the folder as well as the domain admin (this folder is not shared out). However, when she logged in from her workstation and open any file in her folder (located on PDC), she got a read-only file, she can't save or delete any thing. while if domain admin logs in from her workstation, he can do anything, read, change and delete..etc. Then, a new folder created for her on the PDC and gave her a full control on that, and again she got read-only permission when she tried to save or delete anything in that new folder. I dont' understand why. Can someone help please?

thanks
Thao
 

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Correct default NTFS permissions on disks after W7 installation. May be is some tutorial how to tune permissions.

A:Correcting NTFS permissions

Hello retroTimeKeeper,

Here's a tutorial on permissions, but what is happening that you are trying to correct?

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

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I've just upgraded a system to 2000 pro. It's on a network. I notive that when I right click on a folder on the w2k system it's not giving me an option to password protect it.

I though I worked on another 2k machine that allows you to set a password on it. I left the disk in FAT32 when I upgraded, is this the problem??

Secondly, this system is on a small LAN, I'd like to give people access to only one folder on this PC, but it seems once the c drive is given permission to share, you can "unshare the folders within it?" is this right??
 

A:W2K NTFS or FAT32 for permissions

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On my W2K server i have a folder that hasn't got any NTFS permissions.
The location is C:\WINNT\system32\dhcp\backup\Jet\old. The folder in question - 'old' - cannot be copied, moved, renamed or deleted.

I have errors in my event log concerning the dhcp database,which are to do with backing up and compacting the database. I'm sure those errors are connected with the folder that i cannot delete.

I have tried to google for the folder with no permissions but cannot find anything.
BTW the drive is formatted in NTFS, which is why i dont understand why this folder has no permissions. I have stopped all dhcp services etc. and still cannot do anything with this folder.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
 

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Does anyone know if there is a way or software, to backup & restore NTFS permissions? I don't want to backup the data, just the permissions on a folder. Thanks
 

A:Backing up NTFS permissions

Veritas backup exec does this but you have to have a valid backup to restore the directory from. With Veritas you just check the folder and uncheck the contents of the folder and you will only backup the folder itself.
 

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Hello,

My company, a small non-profit, recently had a new server installed with Windows 2003 SBS. When the folders were copied over from the old server, the permissions were lost. Now everyone has permissions to view everyone else's home folder. We do not want this!

What we have is a folder named "Users Shared Folders" with the following share permissions:
Domain Admins - Full Control
Domain Users - Full Control
Folder Operators - Full Control
On the security tab of the same folder the following permissions are in place:
Domain Admins - Full Control (no special permissions)
Domain Users - Full Control (no special permissions)
Folder Operators - Full Control (no special permissions)
System - Full Control (no special permissions)

What is the best way to lock down the Users Shared Folders so that only the owner of the folder has full control over their own home folder?

I am new to this and do not want to screw up the permissions. Should I remove the Full Control from the Users Shared Folder for Domain Users and then give each individual user Full Control of their own home folder and access to any other folders they need?

Any advise or help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Feral Geek
 

A:Share/NTFS Permissions

Right click the folder and click properties.
Click the security tab and click advanced.
Click the owner tab and set the owner to the owner of the folder.
Click apply and OK to return to the basic security screen.
Click on each user that you don't want to have access
and click remove.
Do not remove administrator as it may be needed in the future.
Click apply and OK.
If the user account does not exist on the server,
you will need to create it.
 

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Does anyone know if you can use NTFS file permissions on XP Home edition? I have a lot of files on my pc I would like to set security on. I used it in XP Pro at school and it was great.
 

A:NTFS File Permissions

XP Home doesn't have the security features at the file level like XP Pro does ... The link below explains the differences. I believe you're referring to the "Access Control" features ...

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/choosing2.mspx
 

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Hi,
if i disable inherit permission and i create a subfolder what permission does the new folder get?
Thanks

A:NTFS permissions inherited

Should be just the account that created the folder.

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I'm a little late (okay, 3 years or so), but I saw this post asking about NTFS permissions tools:

May I know is there any tools for NTFS permissions reporting? Said it can tell us how many permission sets exist under a folder (includes subfolders and files), and what subfolders/files are under each permission set...etc. Thanks a lot!Click to expand...

I just found one NTFS permission tool that has a really nice UI and shows user and group access reporting, CSV reports etc. It's not free, but they do give a free trial. The product is called Aprigo NINJA.

I've only tried it for a couple of days, but is seems to work pretty well. It's SaaS, so some companies probably won't be able to use it (regulation, compliance, etc.), but I thought I'd post it here since the only forum post I could find was from 2007. If anyone has found anything else- especially a free tool- I'd love to hear it.

Thanks!
 

A:NTFS Permissions Tool

I guess it is nice to have a GUI especially with reporting.
I have only ever used Xcacls
You could also use
AccessEnum
AccessChk
ShareEnum
 

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Hi everyone,

I have an external HDD formatted as NTFS (supports file bigger than 4GB). After several times copying back and forth to the HDD between my new and old computers, now the whole file system in the external HDD doesn't seem to work properly anymore , expecially with the permission, I'm frequently asked to be admin in order to access some folder, which are not neccessary at all like my music folder.

I tried to reset all the permissions using windows explorer but it takes quite a lot time (my hdd is 500gb) and it get stopped in the middle due to some access denied error.

Can anyone suggest me a way to remove all this nuisances (reset the security options for all files and folders), I only want a FAT32 like HDD with support for file > 4GB,
 

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Does anyone know if there is a way or software, to backup & restore NTFS permissions? I don't want to backup the data, just the permissions on a folder. Thanks
 

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I have accidentally removed the "SYSTEM" group from one of my drives. Is there anyway to restore these permissions??

Thanks
 

A:Restore NTFS Permissions

Open Windows Explorer, right click on the drive in question and select properties, go to the security tab, in Group or user names section click Edit, then in the window that opens click Add, then type SYSTEM into the box, hit OK, OK, OK which closes all the properties windows.

Do the properties thing again on the drive, Security Tab, click Edit, then highlight SYSTEM and be sure "full control" is ticked in the bottom pane, hit OK, OK, OK

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I'm not sure if this is the correct forum, but none of the others looked specific to this. And I apologise that I may not be asking the right questions - it is difficult for me to even understand what is niggling at me, because I don't understand what my OS is doing sometimes. I'll try and highlight questions in bold as they occur to me, the kind of things that will help me to understand how my PC (OS) works.

Okay, that said, here's my setup. I have always been the only user on my PC. Just one PC, one person.

My understanding, going back to my first 486, is that a Windows PC is made up of a formatted hard drive (Fat32 or - later - NTFS format, which affect how big a file can be, and compatibility with other operating systems), and a load of files, which generally have an extension which determines what it does. Files can be programs (.exe, .bat) or collections of non-executable data that need a program to understand (.txt, .docx, .mp3). Because they're just all files, there should be no problem backing them up, transferring them to another PC and so on.

I think my problems began when I moved from Windows XP to Windows 7 in 2012, but it is hard to remember back for sure. Let's assume I'm right. I was generally happy with Windows 7, it was definitely more stable, though Windows Explorer seemed more packed with options I didn't want to use and couldn't hide (Libraries, Homegroup, a computer name, Control Panel etc - I just wanted C:, D: etc, and maybe the "Favorit... Read more

A:Need help understanding Windows NTFS permissions

I can't help you much, but I'll just give you my experience.

I'm like you: one PC; one human, sole proprietor and operator; close to 100,000 data files from various sources--Word, Excel, music, video, jpg, etc, as well as standard Windows files; no home network; no use for libraries, homegroup, etc. I like as much simplification as possible.

I copy and move my data files around constantly---to internal drives mounted internally, to internal drives mounted externally in a dock, and to USB flash drives connected to a standard USB port on the back of my PC. Never had a significant problem beyond failing drives.

I build my own PCs and have used nearly all Windows operating systems released in the last 20 years. I always carry over hundreds of gigabytes of data from PC to PC.

Having said that as background:

I frankly cannot recall any permission issues and have only a vague understanding of permissions, much like yourself. If I did start to have permission issues, I would be pretty much at a loss, just as you are.

Most of my data files were not originally made by me on any of my PCs. They were obtained. Most have been modified or edited in some way after they were obtained.

Regarding naming: every time I install Windows, I use a new "computer name" derived from my initials and the current date---something like JG-04-11-14. This has never posed a problem.

I've never used passwords to log onto my own PC.

I've never had any issues that I could trace to the file sy... Read more

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May I know is there any tools for NTFS permissions reporting? Said it can tell us how many permission sets exist under a folder (includes subfolders and files), and what subfolders/files are under each permission set...etc. Thanks a lot!
 

A:Any tools for NTFS permissions reporting?

http://www.ss64.com/nt/cacls.html
http://www.ss64.com/nt/xcalcs.html
http://www.ss64.com/nt/subinacl.html
http://www.gbordier.com/gbtools/fileacl.htm
 

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A short while ago my hard drive failed, so I had a new drive installed and XP mounted on it. Now I can't figure out how to allow a non-admin account to get full control of a drive mounted by the admin account on the same machine. I remember somehow getting a dialog box with tabs named "General", "Sharing", "Security" and "Customize". A group or user could be selected or added and then permissions such as "Full Control" or "Read" could be set for that user. Now I can't remember how to get to that dialog box.

A:[SOLVED] NTFS permissions under new XP install

How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP

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Im trying to convert a drive on my laptop from FAT32 to NTFS as recommended by Microsoft baseline security analyzer. When I type in convert E: /fs:ntfs command in the cmd prompt I get a message that I dont have permissions to do so. How, on my own machine do I get permissions or what do I type in to get to root? I know that on Linux machines you type in su to enter password to get to root user but Im not sure how on my own windows machine. I am a 1st year IT student and am learning. I thought I had all the permissions since I am logged into my machine as administrator.

A:Cannot get permissions to convert a drive to NTFS

windows key > type "cmd" > right-click "cmd" > Run as adminstrator

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Friends i want to know that is there any way that in windows 2003 we can assign a user only read permissions so that he can read data files. But when we set this share permission that user can read data but i ahve found that user can copy the files and folders to his own computer.
It is really dangerous so would my friends u all should like to help me in this matter
i want only read permissions should implement no the copy etc should be perform on that file or folder.
 

A:Problem in NTFS Read permissions.Pls help

How do you think that is even possible. If a user has read permission they can copy the file or even email it to themselves. Think about it.
 

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So I was reallocating them earlier... and something went terribly terribly wrong. (gremlins I say)
I try to log into my user account, but it says it does not have access to any of the files (like the desktop, c:/docs and settings/username/desktop)
So is there a way to fix this, preferrably an app that will be able to rewrite the file permissions tables on a large scale?
 

A:I broke my NTFS file permissions

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So I have a 2TB hard drive in my desktop at the moment that has permissions issues. A while ago I had a hardware issue with my computer where my SSD did not play nice with my Z77 motherboard at the time (kind of a long story, sometimes my SSD wouldn't show up in the BIOS, and BIOS updates never fixed it, and it wasn't the SSD's fault because the SSD worked fine in other computers and my new motherboard). While I was waiting for a new Z77 motherboard to ship, I installed Windows 8 onto my 2TB WD Green drive that I had previously used for mass data storage.

So now that I no longer use the HDD as a system drive, I've had trouble copying files to the drive. Specifically, if I try to copy files to the root of the drive, Windows will tell me I don't have privileges ("a required privilege is not held be the client"). I can only copy folders to the root of the drive. I tried messing around with the permissions and ownership, and tried using my third HDD's permissions as a reference, but still have copying issues.

Is there any way to solve this without reformatting the entire drive?

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Hello. I am using Windows 7 x64 Ultimate RTM build. When I try to delete or move exe files from another non-system permission (for example downloaded setup files), I'm getting "You require permission from (either PC1(comp. name)/nitrous(user name), PC1/Administrators or S{some long letters and numbers here}) to make changes to this folder". I have Take Ownership registry entry installed, when I run it, the error message changes to something similar.
The strange thing is that few minutes later the deleted files are gone (wtf?!), I'm using shift-del to remove them. NTFS Compression is enabled for this drive, if it matters.
I have tried putting myself as owner in advanced security settings (with putting tick on Replace owner on subcontainers and objects), however it's the same shit - it's showing me error message about PC1/Administrators..
Can anybody tell me what's going on, please?

A:NTFS Permissions - can't delete exe files?

See this thread.

Windows cannot access when trying to taking ownership

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Hi everyone,
I'm running Win XP Pro and have turned off advanced file sharing. I want to set advanced permissions for my Shared Documents folder, but I can't see my other networked computer. My network is very simple, 2 computers (the other is running XP Home) both connected to a 4 port router/dsl modem. I want to create a new user, OR group for the Shared documents folder on the XP pro machine, that is specific to only my Xp home computer having acess to it, so that I can tighten the restrictions on the "everyone" group. However, when prompted where to look for new users, I can only see my own (xp pro) computer, and not the other one. Both computers are in the MSHOME workgroup, and both can see each other in windows explorer. Why can't I search for users on my xp home machine?

Thanks
 

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What tool(s) can I use perform the above? I'm about to finish a fresh install of Win7, and I want to backup my Windows folder and %username%/ntuser.* files with their ntfs permissions, so if (heh - when) my system gets borked in a few months I can get back to a clean state without spending hours staring at windows installing and updating - assuming I have the same hardware of course.

And no, I don't trust System Restore as far as I can throw it, and I don't want a drive image either. All I want are archives of my Windows folder and user registry that I can burn to bluray, and use something like SystemRescueCD to restore from later. I would use FSArchiver from that, but by the looks of it, it only backs up and restores whole file systems, and I need more granularity than that.

I'm also going to take an image of my boot partition, obviously, but that part's easy.

Unfortunately, backups and rescue discs in general are such a popular topic that google returns pages of useless results for all the queries I've tried, and I haven't seen an answer on the forum search either Also, just to be clear: backing up my actual data is a separate issue, and not a problem.

A:Backup Windows folder with NTFS permissions

I strongly recommend Macrium Reflect for "system image" backups. I have the non-free STANDARD version because it also provides automatic "space management" (i.e. "automatic pruning" of older generations beyond the maxium number you want to retain, when new backup jobs are run to create new generations). But the FREE version works just as well for "system image" backups, except that you'll have to manually maintain the number of retained generations yourself.

The price for the STANDARD version is modest, and the additional functions it provides are worth it in my estimation. I also want to reward the superb software vendor for their superb product and superb product support. But it's up to you.

I run my "system image" backups weekly, to backup up both "system reserved" and C-partition (where Windows lives). Obviously an "image" backup is an exact copy of the original partitions, so all NTFS permissions would also be part of what gets backed up. Note the multi-generational capability of Macrium Reflect is a HUGE advantage over standard MS system image backups (which can only create one backup per target drive and with many further restrictions making its usability a real pain in the neck).

I retain 4 additional older weekly "image" backups, along with the most current one. I've actually never had to go back to restore anything older than the most current image to restore Windows integrity or... Read more

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This laptop belongs to someone at work and was massively invaded by malware. I've manage to clean most of it off but I have two issues left. I intend to wipe and reimage but I'm wanting to make sure all user accounts are backed up (documents, desktop, outlook and favs)

1) I have 2 accounts in it I can't get into to backup before I wipe and reimage. I see them under Documents and Settings but Once I click on them I get access denied. (Yes I'm under the admin account, no I can't reset owner, doesn't provide that option)

2) I can't login under any account by booting up the drive in its laptop. As soon as I long it logs me out, I've tried on the admin and an admin user account.

A:2 Issues - NTFS Folder permissions and Logging in

Your best bet at this point would be to take the drive out, mount it in an external enclosure, connect it to a working computer by USB cord and copy off files that are needed for backup. After that, reinstall in the laptop, wipe completely and reinstall windows from scratch.

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I am modifying some file permissions and was wondering if there is a way to give automatic read/write permissions to parent folders in a directory string. Example:
 
If I want to give modify rights to "H:\Root\Subfolder\Design", is there a way I can automatically set necessary permissions to the "H:\Root" and "H:\Root\Subfolder" directories?
 
Currently, I set specific folder permissions for each parent folder, which is fine. I just wanted to know if there was any convenient way of automating the process.

A:Windows NTFS Permissions: Drill Down Propagation

Where is H: located?  Is it on a drive installed in the same computer, or is it a Network drive?

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Hi all,

I have a peculiar situation. I tend to use NTFS junctions a lot to keep all my media in one place. I also make use of the Windows 7 Homegroup feature in order to easily access this media.

When I share a folder to a homegroup that contains, as subfolders, an NTFS junction, the user permission for 'HomeUsers' do not get applied (inherited) to all the folders inside the NTFS junction. Even though I can list the contents of that NTFS junction from another computer, I cannot enter into another level of directories.

Example:

D:\Media\ is a normal folder containing the following subfolders:
D:\Media\Audio which is a standard folder
D:\Media\Video which is a NTFS junction that points to say E:\Videos\

Right clicking on D:\Media\ and selecting Share With -> Homegroup allows me to then access this media over the network.

On another PC that is joined to the Homegroup I have full access to everything contained in D:\Media\Audio (Since it is not a junction), however, I can only list the contents of D:\Media\Video and nothing more. I cannot go another level deep of listing or anything.

Manually inspecting the user permissions, I notice that all the folders contained in D:\Media\Video\ does not have the 'HomeUsers' permission. However the NTFS junction itself does have the 'HomeUsers' permission.

So I tried two things:
- Manually adding the 'HomeUsers' permission to the content that the NTFS junction is pointing to, i.e. everything in E:\Videos\ . This ... Read more

A:NTFS Junctions, Sharing and User Permissions

Hello,

I got it to work using a program called Junction Link Magic. Here is my setup:

Junction C:\Testshare\Videos pointing to F:\Videos
C:\Testshare is shared to Homegroup with read/write

Permissions on F:\Videos is "Authenticated Users" have full control. The folder itself is not shared.

From another computer I can list the contents of files and folders within it.

I hope that helps.

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I've had a persistent problem with computers coming in infected, after removals my user permissions and NTFS permissions are hosed. I've been banging my head on the wall trying to resolve the issue but have never found a solution other than a reload.Infected machines are all running Win7 (x86 if it matters). Issues include files and folders (seemingly at random) are hidden and cannot be unhidden (right now desktop icons), cannot install programs (Access Denied) I'm assuming because I do not have permission to write to a temp folder during the install. Copying to the root of C: for example I am prompted to elevate as an admin.I try to run:secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\Windows\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verboseAnd it will fail after processing all the registry keys, scesrv.log results in: Warning 5: Access is denied. Error setting security on machine\software\classes.Registry permission reset with secedit (which I don't think is even officially supported in 7) will fail every key.I even tried running icacls * /T /Q /C /RESET (which I know is not meant for a windows install drive) to see if that would get me anywhere, every file is access denied.Below are what my scanners pulled out, minus the tracking cookies on my most recent machine:
Value: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Cake Mania --> DisplayName detected: Trace.Registry.Cake Mania!A2
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A:Windows and NTFS permissions issue after removal

Sorry for the bump, but the plaster is starting to chip off the wall.

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I've installed win 10 on my new SSD, c:
I had a drive in my old computer that has all my data, now d:

I changed the location of my documents/videos/pictures/music/etc to point to the appropriate d:/users/user/directory/ but immediately had permissions problems.

I'm logging in with a hotmail account. That account is now the owner of files/folders on the drive.

When I use a program it invariable cannot save/write new files unless I give the owner modify permissions. This is true for keepass, firefox and photoshop (among the many others I've probably yet to come across)

I always hesitate when I am having to grant permissions so I ask:
Is this normal behaviour for data directories? What should the permissions be?

I want things as safe as reasonably possible.

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how to handle this?

did system restore.. no change to ntfs local disk.
local disk changed to ntfs. cannot open local disk C:
no windows action center,
not working all including:
Device Manager,
Remote Settings,
System protection
not format...
is there any other way except reinstallin OS again.
My os is win 7 ultimate..

A:Local Hard Drive (*c) changed to NTFS by clicking on "permissions of r

That sounds like the side effect of a virus.
Do you get the same behavior in safe mode?

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Dear,

Can somebody help me?

My initial admin account (made with the installation of windows7) is Marie.
When I look at the Local Users and Groups snap-in of MMC, she's member of the group administrators but not of the group Users.

BUT
then I made a folder "Test".
I disabled the inheritance.
Then I gave the group Users deny permissions of this folder.
The administrators group I gave full control permissions.

The strange thing is that Marie gets also deny permissions though she's not a member of the local group Users but she's member of the group Administrators.

Can somebody give me an anwser on this problem?

Thanks in advance!!

Kind Regards.

A:Membership of local built-in group "Users" -- NTFS permissions

Please post screenshot of permissions. Please post screenshot of users members list and administrators list as well.

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ok, I just did a search through the forum, and found a few answers, but no definitive ones on this:

what exactly are the security features available in an NTFS file system?

I know you can set up user groups with varying access, and control each file's security. as well as each user.

I also found a thread that mentioned a command prompt "cipher /?" but what exactly does this do?

someone also told me that with NTFS, files are 128 bit encrypted so only users of that machine can read them.....but when I plug my HD into another NT5 machine, the folders are all there.

do you need to run the "cipher" command on each HD/folder you want to encrypt?
what other options are there?

does encrypting everything slow down the performance of the PC?

I hope I don't sound paranoid

also will tight security features like file permissions & encryption stop virus/trojan activity?

thx!!
 

A:NTFS security questions

Hi

Try this link:

http://www.storageadmin.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=8261

Encrypting data will place an extra load on the CPU, as it has to do a lot of floating point calculations to scramble the data.

Storing encrypted data on your PC will not use any more processing power unless you are constantly working on the data and encrypting as you go along.

Encryption will offer you confidentiality but will not prevent intrusion by hackers. The question you need to ask is this:

"How much is the data that I have worth?"

If it is financially advantageous to steal your encrypted data and crack it at leisure, then somebody will, given the chance. As for trojans, the same applies.

One thing that crops up regularly is the number of people who use 3DES or PGP, and lock all their permissions down, but don't back their data up. More PC's crash with loss of data, than are broken into.
 

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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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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 "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 have XP pro.....How do I use the NTFS Security options and select "Deny to All". while I attempt to remove the aurora/Nail virus I know it will still be there but I am hoping it cant open or do anything while I try to remove it.

I don't know much about NTFS security settings. This is a peer-to-peer network.....No server per-se......Where do I go to set the "Deny to All" ?

If I do this will the system even come up?
Do I just click Deny for the USERS

I saw this on another board....the guy said to do this and even though Aurora/Nail will be there it won't be able to do anything.
 

A:Solved: Help setting NTFS security

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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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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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