This has stumped me. I have a directory on a Windows 2003 server in an AD domain (2k native mode) which I am unable to view the security for. I have gone to the parent folder and attempted to both push down permissions as well as take ownership of all subfolders and files, and get an error "access denied" when trying to replace permissions on this particular child object or take ownership of the folder. I have attempted to do this with both my domain account (member of domain admins) as well as the local administrator account. Neither account can access the contents of the folder, either. I am also unable to rename or delete the folder. I am assigning this question the maximum points value in hopes of a quick answer. Please let me know if additional information is needed.