You receive a "The permissions on <RegistryKeyName> are incorrectly ordered" error message when you view the permissions on a registry key in Windows XP

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SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario:
  1. On a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP, you create a custom registry key.
  2. You run the Sysprep utility (Sysprep.exe).
  3. You create a new subkey under the custom registry key.
In this scenario, you receive the following error message when you view the permissions on the new subkey:
The permissions on RegistryKeyName are incorrectly ordered, which may cause entries to be ineffective. Press OK to continue and sort permissions correctly, or Cancel to reset the permissions.


You may also receive the following error message when you try to open the Security tab on the property of the files and folders:
The permissions on created file or folder 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
RESOLUTION

Microsoft Windows XP

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.

This hotfix prevents the problem that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section. However, this hotfix cannot correct a problem that has already occurred.
Prerequisites
No prerequisites are required.
Restart requirement
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File information
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 item in Control Panel.Windows XP, 32-bit versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Setupcl.exe5.1.2600.181824,57623-Mar-200601:49x86
Windows XP, x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Setupcl.exe5.2.3790.263435,32806-Feb-200616:08x64

Additional installation instructions

To complete installation of this hotfix, move the Setupcl.exe file to the Sysprep folder.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

Prerequisites
No prerequisites are required.
Restart Requirement
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix Replacement Information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File Information
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 item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003, 32-bit versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Setupcl.exe5.2.3790.263427,13606-Feb-200616:08x86
Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Setupcl.exe5.2.3790.263435,32806-Feb-200616:08x64
Windows Server 2003, Itanium-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Setupcl.exe5.2.3790.263490,62406-Feb-200616:09IA-64
STATUS
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 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about the terminology that is used in this article, 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
Properties

Article ID: 899182 - Last Review: 12/09/2015 02:30:32 - Revision: 6.0

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