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By darraghmc ·
I have 3 domain controllers, on a 95 network. I have been asked to alter the permissions for a user on a file, the user should have change permissions, I have checked the properties on my 2000 workstation and user should have change rights there areno conflicting rights i.e. user is not a member of any other lesser groups. If I logon as the user on one 95 terminal I can access the file with the correct permissions about 50% of the time, but the rest of the time I get access denied, I have forced replication after each attempt and it still does not work. I think that when the user is authenticated on one of the domain controllers (also the file server on which I am changing the permissions) she can access the file with correct permissions but not on the other servers. I may be wrong but is it a problem replicating the ACL? Also of some relevance our PDC is giving an error code 32 when replicating saying there was an error on the source, but I cant find any reference to error code 32 on TechNet. Any help would be appreciated.

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by dheupel In reply to file permission problems

Hi. It sounds like your PDC has a sick SAM database. Demote your PDC, and promote a BDC, preferably the one where this user's file is located. Double-check your replication settings to make sure they are set properly. Force a replication, but doit after normal business hours so it goes more quickly. Check the event logs for a successful replication. Once you have a good replication from the "new" PDC, then you can demote it, and promote your old PDC back to being the PDC again.

The user's ACL should now be corrected in the SAM database on the PDC, and *hopefully* will no longer get access denied error messages accessing the file. As an added measure of caution, you could also set the specific BDC where the file resides as this user's default authentication server.

Good luck.

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