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ACLs are incorrectly ordered on subfolders

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This article was previously published under Q322293
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Access Control Lists (ACLs) for the NTFS file system may be incorrectly ordered on subfolders. This may occur if the Replace permissions entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects check box for the parent folder is selected when there is no subfolder in the parent folder. If you create a subfolder in the parent folder and then click the Security tab for the subfolder, you receive the following warning:
The permissions on subdirectory_name are incorrectly ordered, which may cause some entries to be ineffective. Press OK to continue and sort the permissions correctly, or Cancel to reset the Permissions.
If you click OK and you then click the Advanced button, you see an incorrectly ordered set of permissions. The permissions on the subfolder do not match the order of the permissions on the parent folder. If you click Cancel instead of OK, the subfolder has the Full Control permission for the Everyone group.

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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: 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   -----------------------------------------------------   17-May-2002  15:54  5.1.2600.45  107,008  Ntmarta.dll				
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 2 Service Pack .

Article ID: 322293 - Last Review: 12/07/2015 10:57:36 - Revision: 3.5

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