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ntfs_permissions_uac_and_the_administrators_group [2018/05/08 13:18] (current)
Dan Mundy created
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 +====== NTFS Permissions,​ UAC and the Administrators Group ======
  
 +Example:
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 +<​blockquote>​Folder:​ N:\Test
 +Permissions:​ Full Control granted to the Administrators group
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 +You can't see the permissions of the folder. Instead, you see the message: You must have Read permissions to view the properties of this object. Click Advanced to continue.
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 +When you click on Advanced, it says "Click Continue to attempt the operation with administrative permissions"​ - if you do so, then you can see the permissions,​ without changing them. You could also grant access to other users, without giving yourself access to it.
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 +However, if you need to see sub-folders,​ ie if there is a folder below this one, which is not inheriting permissions,​ and you need to change the permissions on it, without just enabling inheritance,​ then you'll need to give yourself access to browse the folder.</​blockquote>​
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 +Option 1 - You log in as dan-admin, who is a member of Administrators,​ but you get a UAC prompt: "You don't currently have permission to access this folder. Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder"​ - if you do so, then it will modify the permissions of this folder - adding your username dan-admin as having full control. This is probably not a very clean way to do it.
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 +Option 2 - A better way. Create a new AD group called "File Administrators"​ and add dan-admin (and any other administrators) to this group. Then grant full control on this folder to the new group. (even though you already had access, through being in the "​Administrators"​ group, that is a special group that works differently with UAC)
ntfs_permissions_uac_and_the_administrators_group.txt · Last modified: 2018/05/08 13:18 by Dan Mundy