On a Win7 box I can manually grant write access to "Authenticated Users" on a folder and it's contents. But when I try to do the same thing from a command prompt using icacls.exe I get Access Denied. It seems like Windows will allow me to make the change manually, but not via a program like icacls. Any ideas?
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Open the command prompt using "run as admin" then try it.
Answered 02/06/2012 by: jmaclaurin
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Excellent! Going to system32\cmd.exe and right click and choose Run As Administrator made it work. But now I need to figure out why.
I'm logged in with Admin Rights, why does that not transfer to the Command Prompt? I'll have to do some research. Thank you.
Answered 02/06/2012 by: troy_in_wi
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In VIsta and Win 7 Box Any user is not considered as Admin User or Administrator...
or other words even though if you are administrator of machine you will not have have full admin privileges.

so Run as Administrator is good option...

To Learn About the hidden admin account Refer this

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Answered 02/06/2012 by: mahendraKumar
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