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User Profile Path and permissions

By tzmueller ·
I have a NT4.0 domain. We use NT roaming profiles. I have setup a folder on a server with a hidden share (like d:\profilent = profilent$) and setup their user profile path as \\server\profilent$\%username%)

so when I setup a new user and they logon to a NT computer for the first time they will auto create a folder in the profilent folder as their username with permissions of Administrator=full, backup operator=rx and user=full (which is the way it was setup for the root folder).

It HAS been working fine for 2 years. I have been added lots of new users lately. Now it doesn't work properly. When it auto creates the folder only the user has access to it and owns the folder as well. As administrator I have to take ownership of the folder and reset all the permissions manually.

It worked before, whats wrong with it now???

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by Stillatit In reply to User Profile Path and per ...

My immediate reaction is that the NTFS permissions on the share \\server\profilent$ changed, and new folders are inheriting the new permissions. This could have been caused inadvertantly if someone changed the permissions on the underlying drive andthe changes rippled down.

In the resource kit there are utilities for showing and changing the access control lists (showacl and cacls if I recall correctly). You may want to check existing users and make sure that some of the old user directories did not change as well.

Good luck.

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by tzmueller In reply to User Profile Path and per ...

Like I said (didn't I?) none of the permissions have been changed on the server and it has been working just fine for 2 years and now it doesn't.

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by McKayTech In reply to User Profile Path and per ...

Have you applied any service packs or are any of these workstations Windows2000?

There is a known issue with roaming profile permissions in Win2000 (see TechNet Q222043) and I have this recollection that I've seen something in print about default/inherited permissions in NT as well. I'll see if I can find what I read and will re-post if I find it.

paul

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by tzmueller In reply to User Profile Path and per ...

Yes, you are exactly right with the technet issue. Right on.

Now I have to call M$. :-(

Thanks for the help!

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by taiseermustafa In reply to User Profile Path and per ...

It seems to be that you have workstations with Windows 2000 professional installed, when you create this profile on w2k machine and then it becomes roaming on NT Server when first you logg off...yes the permission for the profile you create set for the user (Owner) it self, for this reason you have to take the ownership and then add the user and relplace the permission on subfolders ans files, so you can abckup the profile, or administrating it, at the same time your user can use it.

Good Luck

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