The SECEDIT command does not set the access control lists on all the folders that are listed in a security template

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SYMPTOMS

When you use the secedit command and a security template to set permissions on the folders of Microsoft Windows 2000-based computers, the access control lists (ACLs) may not be set correctly on all the folders.

CAUSE

This problem may occur if one of the folders that is listed in the security template has a long name (that includes the folder's path). The ACL is correctly set on this folder, but the ACL is not set on the subsequent folders in the template's list.

For example, the list of folders in the "File Security" section of the security template may be similar to the following list of folders:
[File Security]
"Folder1","ace"
"Folder2_With _A_Long_Name","ace"
"Folder3","ace"
"Folder4","ace"
Secedit sets the ACL for Folder2_With _A_Long_Name, but Folder3 and Folder4 do not have the ACL set.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

File information

The English version of this has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
  Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
  ------------------------------------------------------
  30-Dec-2003  02:02  5.0.2195.6862  259,856  Scesrv.dll

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, create a new security template for each folder that has a long name. If the list of folders in your security template includes folders that have long folder names, the first long folder name already has its ACL set. You can create a new security template for the subsequent folders. For each long folder name that appears in your security template, you can create a new security template for the subsequent folders.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about the secedit command and security templates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
216735 Methods Used to Apply Security Settings Throughout an Enterprise
For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New File Naming Schema for Microsoft Windows Software Update Packages
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the Standard Terminology That Is Used to Describe Microsoft Software Updates

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Article ID: 834424 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.5
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
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