Admin Account are Denied Access

P4i6g / P4i65g
January 26, 2010 at 15:16:06
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Pro, 2.8 GHz / 2 gb
I've got an XP Home machine with 4 user accounts on it, plus the built-in Administrator account under Safe Mode.

Accounts "1A" and "2A" are Admin accounts.

Accounts "3L" and "4L" are Limited Users.

When logged in as "1A", I can access folders on accounts "2A", "3L" and "4L", as expected.

When logged in as "2A", I can access folders on accounts "3L" and "4L", but I get an Access Denied message if I try to access folders owned by the "1A" account.

When logged in as the Safe Mode Admin, I can access accounts "2A", "3L" and "4L", but I'm Denied Access to account "1A".

What could be wrong(?) with the "1A" account such that no other Admin account can access it?

TIA


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#1
January 26, 2010 at 15:42:25
From what I can guess, 1A's account has had it's folders protected so that only 1A can access them, whereas all of the other accounts do not have this protection and can be accessed by both of the admin accounts.

To allow other accounts access to A1's documents, log in as A1, go to the documents that you want others to access (such as my documents in C:\Documents and settings.
Right click on the folder, select sharing and security.
From the options, untick the box "Make this folder private".

This should make the folder avalible to all of the other users.
Hope that this is what you are looking for!


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#2
January 26, 2010 at 15:44:52
XP pro has very detailed file permissions. It might be that a deny has been placed on the other admin.
The default install has simple permissions enabled but you could have disabled to allow editing of permissions.

You should normally use limited user accounts for all tasks. When needed use ran as (admin name) to work on admin tasks. I hope that some malware didn't affect something that is causing this.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#3
January 26, 2010 at 17:04:30
re: "From what I can guess, 1A's account has had it's folders protected so that only 1A can access them"

1A's "top" folder under C:\Documents and Settings was checked as Private, so of course everything under that was protected from access by the other Admins.

Thanks for your help!


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#4
January 26, 2010 at 17:55:46
I assumed you had xp pro installed. I see the top line saying pro and the thread saying home.


Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#5
January 27, 2010 at 13:13:52
@jefro...I understand the confusion.

I have XP PRO at work, XP Home at, well, home. ;-)

That's why I specifically mentioned that the OS was XP Home on the system in question.

Thanks anyway.


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