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Missing Security Tab on WIN2k Machines

Posted on 2004-10-22
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Hello,

I am running a WIN2K domain.  
Several of the machines are missing the security tab when I right click on a folder in their c drives.
The Machines missing the security tab are all WIN 2K so i know it isnt the WINXP "simple file sharing" issue.


some of the machines are within an OU with a group policy set to them,  but there are machines in the same group that are not missing the Security tab.  

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

-Thanks,

-Rob
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    by:scrmcna
    Could it be  a rights issue?  If the person who's logged in isn't an admin, you may not see the security folder.
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    by:rbunn
    the users are all part of the Power Users Group,  and I am looking at their c Drives from My PC, through the admin share \\computername\c$

    I have full admin rights across the entire network.
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    by:scrmcna
    Can I ask what folders you're trying to see the security tab for?
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    by:JamesDS
    rbunn
    Try switching on Microsoft File and Print Sharing AND/OR Client for Microsoft Networks in network services.

    Cheers

    JamesDS
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    by:rbunn
    I cannot see the security tab on any folder....
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    by:rbunn
    I will Try switching on Microsoft File and Print Sharing AND/OR Client for Microsoft Networks in network services.

    and I will let you know what happens.
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    by:rbunn
    File and Print sharing and Client for Microsoft Networks are both installed on the pc's in question...
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    by:rbunn
    File and Print sharing and Client for Microsoft Networks are both installed on the pc's in question...
    they were both installed to begin with.
    it made no difference....
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    by:farpost
    Check your file system type - I am sure that it is fat32. You will see Security tab only in ntfs.
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    Check out this web page for the answer to your problem:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;301281&sd=tech

    Just as farpost said, you are probably running fat32 instead of ntfs.  If you scroll down to near the bottom of that web page you'll see how to run a conversion from fat32 to ntfs.

    Jeff
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    by:rbunn
    Thank You very Much,  that is exactly what it going on.

    thanks farpost and masterbaker,  I feel like I should give the points to masterbaker.  masterbaker provided a fix link.....
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