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SHere is a PITA for ya [:D]

We had a contractor(s) build out last XP image. It is XP SP2. We are working on installing SP3.....which won't work because the nimrod who built our image either deliberately or accidental stripped the folder c:\windows\system32\usmt of all rights. And this folder gets read when you run SP3. If you try to double click on this folder you get an access denied error. And when you run SP3 it stops since it can't access an .INF file in this folder.

On a machine I right clicked on the usmt folder, picked properties, click the security tab....there is nothing set. no users, no groups.....
So I click the Advanced Button, there I check both check boxes......Inherit Permissions from Parent & Replace permissons on all objects.

This sets the inherited permission on every file in the usmt folder EXCEPT .INF files. All .INF files in the usmt folder are still giving an Access Denied Error.

Why? What is so special about .INF files that they do not inherit permissions from above? Any help would be great!!
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I was able to solve this and then script it.
Answered 11/06/2009 by: mhsl808
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