FIX: NTFS permissions change if you deploy content without permissions

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SYMPTOMS

When you deploy content and you do not replicate file and folder permissions, the NTFS file system permissions on the target may be changed to the following: both the Administrators group and the System account have both read and execute permissions.

CAUSE

When new content is deployed to a target and the content has both file and folder permissions disabled, Microsoft Application Center 2000 tries to apply permissions from the parent folder. A particular race condition dictates that if the parent folder is new, the permissions cannot be discovered to apply to the new content. When this race condition occurs, default permissions are applied to the new content. The default permissions permit both the local Administrators group and the System account to have both read and execute permissions. After these permissions are set, the content is moved to the new folder.

RESOLUTION

The Application Center Synchronization Service file system replication driver was modified to create the parent folder before the parent folder permissions are checked for new file content.

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.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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
   --------------------------------------------------
   16-Jan-2004  22:51  1.0.781.1  103,936  Rdrvfs.dll

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

If you replicate permissions and if you are using local users and groups, they will be overwritten on the member servers by using unresolved SIDs.

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Article ID: 834914 - Last Review: April 24, 2008 - Revision: 4.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Application Center 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Application Center 2000 Service Pack 2
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbfix KB834914

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