You cannot configure ACL to the drive root by using icacls.exe

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SYMPTOMS

The first time that you try to run the icacls.exe utility to configure access control lists (ACL) on the root drive of a Windows-Server-2003-based computer, you may receive the following error message:
icacls e:\ /grant Adminstrator:(F)
INTERNAL ERROR: invalid aclsize
e:\: An internal error occurred.
Successfully processed 0 files; Failed processing 1 files

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Note You only receive this error message the first time that you run the icacls.exe utility to configure the ACL on the root drive.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because the root ACL is set to an incorrect value.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, execute the following command before you run the icacls.exe utility:
icacls E:\ /resize

This command sets the length of drive root ACL to the correct value.
Source: Microsoft Support

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Article ID: 967539 - Last Review: March 14, 2009 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
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