Non-Administrative User Cannot Access Removable Media After NTFS Format

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When a non-administrative user tries to access removable media after formatting an NTFS drive, access is denied. This occurs after the administrator applies the "Allowed to eject removable NTFS media" policy to allow administrators and interactive users to eject and format the removable media.
This behavior occurs because Windows does not set the appropriate ACLs on the disk to grant the user access rights. A non-administrative user does not have the authority to set the ACLs during the format.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time    Version        Size    File name   ------------------------------------------------------   07/18/2000  02:59p  5.0.2195.2103  559,376 Autochk.exe   07/18/2000  02:59p  5.0.2195.2103  571,664 Autoconv.exe   07/18/2000  02:59p  5.0.2195.2103  552,208 Autofmt.exe   06/08/2000  12:38p  5.0.2195.2096  13,072  Chkdsk.exe   06/08/2000  12:38p  5.0.2195.2096  13,072  Chkntfs.exe   06/08/2000  12:38p  5.0.2195.2096  26,384  Cnvfat.dll   06/08/2000  12:38p  5.0.2195.2096  14,096  Convert.exe   06/08/2000  12:35p  5.0.2195.2096  140,336 Fastfat.sys   06/08/2000  12:38p  5.0.2195.2096  17,680  Fmifs.dll   07/18/2000  02:58p  5.0.2195.2103  66,832  ifsutil.dll   06/08/2000  12:38p  5.0.2195.2096  8,464   Recover.exe   06/08/2000  12:38p  5.0.2195.2096  83,216  Ufat.dll   06/08/2000  12:38p  5.0.2195.2096  304,400 Untfs.dll				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Article ID: 269013 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 23:44:25 - Revision: 3.3

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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