Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Folder security issue

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Windows Server 2003
Hi All, I am currently facing a problem when I am installing a Contact Center application on Windows 2003 Server. What is happening is that I am missing certain groups on the folder security tabs. On my system I only get "Administrators" (The local administrators group) and "System", this is different from servers on which my application is running. On those machines I have the groups "Administrators", "System", "Creator Owner" and "Users" present in the security tab of the folders. Has anybody got a clue what could cause this? I am pretty sure it has to do with either domain policies or local policies on the server, but I cannot get my head around which setting this was. Thanks a lot in advance. Cheers, Corné

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To me it sounds like an inheritance problem. What is the top folder permissions? If this is the top folder then what is the permissions from the drive. If you go to advance on the security tab, it will tell you where the security permission entries originate from. This could be absolutely normal, depending on how you have your system setup.
Check out the advanced settings and let us know if this is what happened.
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  • carlosdl
    Hello Corné. Just to clarify this a little. The situation is: Those other groups do not appear in the security tab, and you are not able to add them by pressing the "Add" button. Is this correct ?
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  • CSnoek
    Hi Carlos, The situation is: Those other groups do not appear in the security tab, and you are not able to add them by pressing the “Add” button. Is this correct ? Yes, I can add them manually, but then I am a local administrator. What worried me though was the fact that these groups were not there in the first place. Is that a domain policy? After I added them manually the application I installed worked fine, so problem solved. But I am wondering about the cause, not so much the solution. Best regards, Corné
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  • carlosdl
    I'm glad you solved it. I don't think it is a domain policy. It might has something to do with permissions inheritance, as Dwiebesick suggested.
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  • CSnoek
    Hello Dwiebesick, What you state is entirely correct. It had to do with the inheritance from the top level of the disk. That was set to just Administrators and System. I corrected the "problem" manually and now everything works fine. What I intended to do with this question was to find out what was the reason for this. Both your and Carlosdl's answer confirm what I thought was the reason for this situation. To put it bluntly, somebody messed with the normal settings on this disk. They removed the other groups, obviously for security reasons and in the mean time creating a big mess. Thank you both for your help. I wasn't sure enough myself of what the reason behind this happening was. Thanks once again. Corné
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