vista folder permissions

Posted: 07-28-2008, 06:02 PM
i have taken delivery of laptop with vista but i need to change permissions
on system32 folder. i have disabled UAC and right clicked on folder, but each
time i change settings, i get access denied. i am user with admin rights so i
should be able to change this right? any help appreciated. thanks

vista folder permissions


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LeftFoot
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RE: vista folder permissions
Posted: 07-28-2008, 06:26 PM
Are you certain that you need to change permissions on the System32 folder?
What are you trying to accomplish? I'm just curious. Is it possible that
there's another way to accomplish your end objective?

I strongly advise NOT disabling UAC. This is a new OS to you. You might want
to learn how to work with it instead of starting right out to defeat it. UAC
and the other control features of this OS have a purpose for existing.

"peter_c" wrote:
> i have taken delivery of laptop with vista but i need to change permissions
> on system32 folder. i have disabled UAC and right clicked on folder, but each
> time i change settings, i get access denied. i am user with admin rights so i
> should be able to change this right? any help appreciated. thanks
peter_c
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RE: vista folder permissions
Posted: 07-28-2008, 06:48 PM
@leftfoot. no, i am not certain. however, i need to overwrite a file in
system32 so i was assuming that this needed permission to do this. in xp this
wouldn't prove a problem. in vista however, judging by the number of posts on
permissions & access, this is proving to require an IT certification to do
it. thanks.

"LeftFoot" wrote:
> Are you certain that you need to change permissions on the System32 folder?
> What are you trying to accomplish? I'm just curious. Is it possible that
> there's another way to accomplish your end objective?
>
> I strongly advise NOT disabling UAC. This is a new OS to you. You might want
> to learn how to work with it instead of starting right out to defeat it. UAC
> and the other control features of this OS have a purpose for existing.
>
> "peter_c" wrote:
>
> > i have taken delivery of laptop with vista but i need to change permissions
> > on system32 folder. i have disabled UAC and right clicked on folder, but each
> > time i change settings, i get access denied. i am user with admin rights so i
> > should be able to change this right? any help appreciated. thanks
LeftFoot
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RE: vista folder permissions
Posted: 08-01-2008, 03:30 PM
Sorry I didn't get back sooner. For some reason I am not receiving
notifications of responses from this forum.

Again, in general terms, why are you trying to do what you are trying to do?
Generally speaking, it is a bad idea to manually replace files in protected
locations. Microsoft finally got the idea and started protecting their newer
operating systems.

What file do you feel the need to overwrite, and why so? What are you trying
to accomplish?

I'm not trying to be a jerk. I'm trying to point out that this operating
system, properly used, is a really reliable and robust OS. Turning off its
protections and performing surgery on system file locations is very likely to
change that.

Yes, everybody has been altering previous Windows versions and slapping the
living heck out of them for a long time. Microsoft seems to have come to the
realization that making their OS vulnerable to fiddling has caused an adverse
reaction among the people who do the fiddling. First they break the OS, then
they blame MS -- and rightly so. Now that MS is trying to fix their errors of
omission, everyone is blaming them for making the fiddling hard to do.

If you really want to do this you should at least do some reading and
understanding of matters like access control lists and user account types.
Basically, what I'm telling you is that, if you have to ask how to do this,
then you probably shouldn't be doing it. This is truly akin to posting on an
auto maintenance board and asking the members how to change connecting rods.
(Sorry, I know that car analogies are stupid.)

If you persist and make the changes, please at least try to be prepared to
learn from the experience. Sometimes breaking things and then learning how to
fix them can be a useful means of educating yourself.

If you really want and need to do this, you need to tell the forum what
version of Vista you are running, because the tools available for doing what
you want to do vary from one version of the OS to another.


"peter_c" wrote:
> @leftfoot. no, i am not certain. however, i need to overwrite a file in
> system32 so i was assuming that this needed permission to do this. in xp this
> wouldn't prove a problem. in vista however, judging by the number of posts on
> permissions & access, this is proving to require an IT certification to do
> it. thanks.
>
> "LeftFoot" wrote:
>
> > Are you certain that you need to change permissions on the System32 folder?
> > What are you trying to accomplish? I'm just curious. Is it possible that
> > there's another way to accomplish your end objective?
> >
> > I strongly advise NOT disabling UAC. This is a new OS to you. You might want
> > to learn how to work with it instead of starting right out to defeat it. UAC
> > and the other control features of this OS have a purpose for existing.
> >
> > "peter_c" wrote:
> >
> > > i have taken delivery of laptop with vista but i need to change permissions
> > > on system32 folder. i have disabled UAC and right clicked on folder, but each
> > > time i change settings, i get access denied. i am user with admin rights so i
> > > should be able to change this right? any help appreciated. thanks
 
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