Security tab is missing in Windows XP Pro. Simple F&PS is disabled

Security tab is missing in Windows XP Pro. Simple F&PS is disabled. SP1. Completed CHKDSK / SFC, etc.
This is a newly imaged laptop and is part of an Active Directory Domain. All other laptops on this image are fine.
I logged in local as admin. I booted in safe mode.
Other than reimaging this laptop,. any ideas?
cjsling
cjslingAsked:
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sirbountyCommented:
If you click Start->Run->NCPA.Cpl <Enter>
and choose the LAN Properties - is F&P checked?

Also - Start->Run->Services.msc, is the server service started and set to auto.
Do you have any particular errors in the logs?  Start->Run->Eventvwr.msc
cjslingAuthor Commented:
I know f&p is checked in LAN. I have to double check the server service.
THere was nothing that jumped out in error logs.
I will have access to this computer tomorrow AM and will check then.
thanks for the suggestions. I will let you know.
r-kCommented:
The Security Tab will also be missing if your disk is FAT rather than NTFS.
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cjslingAuthor Commented:
Nothing unusual in events - all checked okay.
This is NTFS.
sirbountyCommented:
At the local system - what is returned from the following (open a command prompt)

NET SHARE
IPCONFIG /ALL
PING 127.0.0.1 -N 1
PING %Computername% -N 1
cjslingAuthor Commented:
admin% c:\windows
c$          c:\
cjslingAuthor Commented:
successfull pings for both commands
sirbountyCommented:
By F&PS do you mean Simple File Sharing?
From Windows Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, View and uncheck Use Simple File Sharing.

See here as well for additional troubleshooting...http://compnetworking.about.com/od/windowsnetworking/tp/winfilesharing.htm
cjslingAuthor Commented:
I already verified Simple File sharing is UNchecked.
sirbountyCommented:
Odd.
You say it's one of several - assuming these are identical systems - can you put one of the other drives in this one and see if the security tab exists?

Otherwise, I'd suggest refreshing the TCP stack:

at a command prompt:

netsh int ip reset c:\ip.txt <Enter>
cjslingAuthor Commented:
it's very odd. I have checked an identical system and it is there.
I refreshed the stack, restarted. We will see. Thanks
cjslingAuthor Commented:
I probably only have 1 more day until a reimage will be necessary. It would be nice to find out why this is happening.
cj
sirbountyCommented:
I'd suggest the hard drive swap then, if possible - that way you'll eliminate a faulty network adapter...
cjslingAuthor Commented:
just realized this is a T42 ibm and I only have a t40 to test.
sirbountyCommented:
Is it possible the wrong image was applied then?
cjslingAuthor Commented:
that is very possible.
sirbountyCommented:
Could then be the problem - if you drop down an image with certain NIC drivers, it could easily interfere.
If you don't want to try reimaging it - try this procedure...

Start->Run->CMD <Enter>

and type the following:

Set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
Start Devmgmt.msc

In Device Manager (must be opened from the previous command environment) - select View/Show hidden devices
Now locate the adapters section and delete/uninstall all found - should be a ghost icon or two there.

Reboot and see if it doesn't detect the correct driver - there could be a conflict; this should clear it up.
cjslingAuthor Commented:
I completed the above successfully , rebooted , installed drivers successfully, but this did not resovle the missing security tab problem.
sirbountyCommented:
Start->Run->Compmgmt.msc
From Shared Folders, under Shares - right click on the right-side and click New File Share
Follow the wizard to share out C:\Temp as Temp (it'll create it if it's not there)

Once complete - right click the new Temp share and choose properties - security tab there?
cjslingAuthor Commented:
no it's not.
cjslingAuthor Commented:
the share permission are there but not secuirty.
sirbountyCommented:
And you're logged in with the default Admin account?
cjslingAuthor Commented:
no, i was logged in as myself with admin rights.
let me try local admin
thks
cjslingAuthor Commented:
tried it as local admin  , no change
sirbountyCommented:
Hmm - tuff one.
Does this have an embedded adapter or external/pcmcia?
cjslingAuthor Commented:
it is bizarre. it's an integrated adapter. Brand new image.
I am really stumped.
thanks again for your help. cj
cjslingAuthor Commented:
guess what. It was so bizarre I decided to verify it was NTFS and low and behold it was not.  I should have checked that imediately and not go by what was the norm.
I converted the file system successfully and the tab is back!
Thanks sirbounty for all your work. You certainly deserve these points.
sirbountyCommented:
It's always the simplest solutions, eh?
Glad you got it...saves you a bit of time reimaging I suppose.
Have a great weekend!

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r-kCommented:
Glad it is explained, and sirbounty definitely deserved the points, but see my comment early in the thread:

"The Security Tab will also be missing if your disk is FAT rather than NTFS."

and your answer:

"This is NTFS."

cjslingAuthor Commented:
Yes. that was my answer because this is what I was told and it is our standard image - NTFS. The wrong image was placed on this laptop. Sirbounty led me to this idea and this is why i started double checking. Ultimately the correct answer was Wrong image - double check everything!
Thank you for your comment.
cj
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