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This problem occurs if you use an administrative share from a computer running Windows 2000 to change the permissions for the root. The Windows 2000 Access Control List (ACL) Editor writes an empty data access control list (DACL) to the root of the drive, thereby denying access to all users.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
To work around this problem, configure root partition permissions locally instead of remotely.
You can also create a new shared folder off the root partition and manage the permissions for that shared folder independently from the root partition permissions. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301198/EN-US/ )HOW TO: Share Files and Folders Over a Network (Domain) in Windows 2000
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000.
For more information about administrative shares in Windows 2000, see the "Special Shares" topic in Windows 2000 help.
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