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Security Rights disappear

I am currently in the middle of an Exchange 5.5 to 2003
migration and have run into a little problem (if there is
such a thing). I believe it is a W2K AD issue...

Any new rights added for a user will disappear after about
30 minutes.

Details:

Single Exchange site - Single W2K AD domain (native
mode).  NOTE - customer claims domain was in Native Mode
before Exchange 2003 install. I believe it was changed
AFTER.

All ExDeploy tools pass - Exch2003 Domain Prep/Forest Prep
ran OK.

Customer installed Exch2003 server - migrated 4 test
mailboxes successfully.

Mail flow is working correctly both internal and internet.

No errors logged on 5.5 server or 2003 server. DC's have
no events logged either.

I'll give you the exact steps used to add the "send as"
right (this is how I discovered the problem):

Open AD Users and Computers on GC.

Under VIEW select ADVANCED FEATURES (adds security tab to
the properties page).

Open properties sheet for USER1. Select Security tab.
Add USER2 with "Receive As" and "Send As" rights.
Close properties.

The right will take effect and function properly and then
disappear after about 30 minutes.

ANY new user/right disappears after 30 minutes.
It looks like only default permissions remain (all groups
by the way.).
Tried the same with mailboxes that live on the 2003 server
with the same result, but I don't believe this is related
to just mailboxes.

Also tried setting up the ADC as 1-way from Windows to
Exchange just for giggles.
This may be one for the AD guru's!

Thanks All!

SM
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sqwasiCommented:
smunicom,

Have you tried installing the Exchange 2003 Service Pack 1?  I have had a number of wierd things happen with Exchange 2003 and SP1 seemed to help it.  Also, since your checking on that Service Pack, does your 2KServer have SP4?
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smunicomAuthor Commented:
W2K Server is SP4 w/hotfixes.
Exchange 2003 server is SP1. Also applied SP1 to ADC.

I'm heavily leaning toward a hiccup with the ADC connectors...

SM
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sqwasiCommented:
smunicom,
Did you get this problem solved?  If not I will look into this more.  Let us know.  Thanks.
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smunicomAuthor Commented:
Problem solved.

The users in question were somehow part of the Backup Operators group, which is a protect group in AD. The AdminSDholder object fires off a script to reset all protected groups to a security template every 60 minutes, therefore removing and rights which were manually set on the accounts in question.

I made sure to put this one in my personal notes!

SM
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sqwasiCommented:
SM,

Thank you for letting us know how you solved that problem.  That is great to hear that you solved it!  Could you please close this question by assiging the points if you think they are deserved.  If not you can just delete the question.  Thank you.
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ee_ai_constructCommented:
Question answered by asker or dialog valuable.
Closed, 500 points refunded.
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