W2K/XP Application Data folder when created by apps excludes administrator access
Posted on 2006-11-01
We have 2 x W2K domain controllers, and XP and W2K workstations. We have a VBS script which creates new users + (empty) home dir from a text file. There is a GPO which redirects 'Application Data' to a subfolder of the home dir. The home dir allows the user and administrators full control. If a user creates a sub-directory, it correctly inherits these permissions. The problem is that apps (the first one run is usually Thunderbird) create 'Application Data\<whatever>' but with user full control, and administrators with no access. The result of this is that the folder doesn't get virus scanned, or backed up (?), and is difficult to delete when the user account is closed. (You have to grab ownership manually - scripts don't seem to handle it). Is there a way to make such subfolders inherit permissions? The only workround I can think of is to have a logoff script that fixes the permissions - not a very clever answer. Please help!