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RE: Win2k Permissions bug (fwd)
From: "Jesper M. Johansson" <jjohanss () bu edu>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 10:22:34 -0400

Configuration where the problem has been observed:
 . Windows 2000 Server SP1
 . NT 4.0 SP6a Workstation

No, this is wrong. NT 4.0 doesn't support propogating permissions down
the
tree. It can only propogate permissions from parent to child at
creation
time. You've observed something similar, but the propogation feature
didn't
exist until Win2k.

There was a horrendous add-on that came with SP4 for NT 4 called the
Security Configuration Manager. It was essentially a beta for the new
permissions and the Security Configuration Editor in Win2K. It did add
inheritance to the permissions structure, and in the process destroyed
your ability to manage large directory hierarchies. If you have that
installed, I am not surprised you are having problems. They are mild
compared with what some others are seeing. Unfortunately, many people
still recommend its use.

Jesper


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