Are there supposed to be duplicate users in advance security setti

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by David, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. David

    David Guest

    Exactly what the subject line asks. This is from file properties, the
    security tab, clicking the advance button under the security tab, and then
    that box displaying the users and their file/folder permissions. I think it's
    odd that there's a duplicate user (everything is the same except for
    permission rights).
    Well, my main problem is that I don't like the thought of there being
    duplicate users with different permissions, because it might be the reason
    I'm having permission problems with lots of folders I previously had
    permission to with this account. And I'm the administrator too, and I tried
    logging in as admin and it still doesn't work. Even tried using cmd prompt to
    take ownership back somehow. I don't know if it's the duplicate user thing or
    not. So I just need to know if there is supposed to be duplicate users. If
    you have an answer for my main problem, also post the solution up. Thanks.
    David, Oct 6, 2007
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  2. David

    Michael Guest


    The same user may be granted multiple sets of rights. The results can become
    confusing because of the rules involved in overlapping/conflicting rights.
    For instance a user may be granted full rights over a particular folder but
    within that folder that user may have been denied certain rights for a
    particular file. In general deny takes precedence but it can get confusing
    (at least to me) very fast.
    Viewing the result of combining rights is the purpose of the Effective
    Permission tab, and it is sometimes surprising if you have been playing
    around in permissions!

    So it is not that there are duplicate users, it is that a user has multiple
    sets of rights.

    Michael, Oct 6, 2007
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  3. David

    David Guest

    Okay. Thanks.

    David, Oct 6, 2007
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