When you use Xcacls.exe with the /e switch to append permissions to a folder with child objects, the child objects may not inherit the permissions as expected, even though the child objects have the inheritance flag set. Additionally, when you try to view the permissions on that folder, you receive the following error message:
The permissions on FolderName 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.
You cannot use Xcacls.exe with the /e switch to append permissions to a folder whose child objects have the inheritance flag set. This specific functionality of Xcacls.exe is incompatible with Windows 2000. For example, this issue may occur when you use the following command line to modify permissions on a folder that contains child objects that have the inheritance flag set:
xcacls folder_name /e /g user_name:permission /y
An updated version of the Xcacls tool, Xcacls.vbs, is available from Microsoft. Use Xcacls.vbs to modify NTFS file system permissions on folders and files. To obtain Xcacls.vbs, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center: