Server 2008 Windows Folder permissions are locked RRS feed

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  • We are in the process of validating our software on Windows Server 2008.  During  the install one of our files gets installed into the Windows/System32 folder.  This file is causing problems so we need to remove it.  However, not even the Administrator has access to remove files and I can not find anywhere in the OS where I can change this.  Additionally there is a new security feature that won't allow the editing for folder/file permissions on certain folders. On the Security tab of the folder properties there is a shield on the Edit button.  If I click this button, the next window appears but without any access to actual perform edits.  How can I change this? I need to remove this file and I'd rather not have to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the OS.
    Thursday, April 23, 2009 2:27 PM

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  • Well, nevermind I figured it out.   There's an "ownership" tab on the Advanced properties.  You have to take ownership of the folder before you can change permissions.
    Thursday, April 23, 2009 2:40 PM