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Windows 2000 Domain Permissions

By ahoskins ·
I have been working with 2000 Security to lock down access to drives at the domain level. By mistake I remove permission to the C: drive for everyone including the Administrator. Is there any way to grant permissions back to at a minimum the Administrator.

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Take ownership

by timwalsh In reply to Windows 2000 Domain Permi ...

You will need to seize ownership of the drive first. The "Owner" of a resource can alsway set access permissions. An Administrator can seize ownership of any resource.

Right click on the C: drive and choose Properties; Choose the Security tab (you will possibly get a warning saying you only have permission to view the current security setting); click the Advanced tab; choose the Owner tab. The top window should show the current "Owner" of the item (if it can be determined); the bottom window shows those accounts that can seize ownership (by default, the Administrator user account and the Administrators local group); hilight on of these accounts/groups (preferably the Administrators group), check the box labeled "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects," and click Apply.

You should now be able to apply Access permissions for this object (you may need to close the Security window completely and reopen it).

Hope this helps.

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