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Failed to set Security on the Destination Profile

Posted on 2006-11-23
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I purchased a computer as open box from COMPUSA and therefore have a directory named COMPUSA that I ultimately want to change under Documents and Settings to "Tony".  To copy the files under COMPUSA, I created an account named Tonytest with admin privileges.  I turned off machine then logged into Tonytest to activate it.  I rebooted and logged in as Administrator to copy the files from "Tony", which I really think is "COMPUSA" as I changed the name of it in the registry under owners name and due to its size, to Tonytest but get the error "Failed to set Security on the Destination Profile".

OS is Win XP Pro

Any ideas on this one?  I have been working on this for days now.  
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by:LeeTutor
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Check this similar Previously Answered Question:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21478656.html
Failed to set Security on the Destination Profile.error-Access is denied.
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by:Petrobras
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Lee,

I looked at it and  got a little bit further.  I performed this:

Go to the properties of this folder C:\documents and settings\Temporary. On the Security Tab >> Advanced >> Make sure thats the group Administrators (Not administrator is present) >> Give Full Control >> Tick the Box Replace Permissions on Child Objects >> OK OK >>

After doing this I went to Control Panel >> System >> then tried to copy again.
It actually copied the folders but not the contents of the folders.  

The error message this time was : "Windows can not copy file System.ink to destination". (it gave source and destination paths).  Then there was a coundown from 30 secs for this error msg.  I clicked OK then it went to the next file with the same msg.  I hit cancel and checked the folder and only the folders were copied and not the contents.  

Any suggestions.  I appreciate it.  
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by:Petrobras
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I was logged in as administrator, which was not the source or destination of files copied.  
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That question's thread of comments is a bit confusing to me; I'm not sure exactly of what worked in it.  But I have quoted below some of the major points I wanted to make sure you followed (and which seemed to be important):

>Make sure you Re-Tick Replace Child Permissions each time you OK out of the Security Tabs

>Make sure you take ownership of both folders as an ADmin and Turn off Simple File sharing

>You might need to unhide all Hidden Folders and System Files...  Then take ownership, or configure the proper permissions on the Folder..

>Also, how are you trying to copy the profile over?  Proper way is to use the User Settings from Advanced tab of the My Computer window...

>http://www.petri.co.il/copy_user_profiles_in_windows_xp.htm
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by:Petrobras
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Lee,

>Make sure you Re-Tick Replace Child Permissions each time you OK out of the Security Tabs
>Make sure you take ownership of both folders as an ADmin and Turn off Simple File sharing

I think these two were the problems.  I dont think I did Replace Child Permissions on each user (source and destination).
Also, the owner of one of them was Tony and not AdministratorS (I think the key here is not to have the owner as AdministratorS (must have the 'S' for plural and not as AdministratoR).  

Some other questions if you dont mind:
1.  Do I keep the Simple File Sharing off for good?
2.  If I make a change for simple file sharing then does it apply to all users if logged in as Administrator?
3.  I have noticed that the folders are REad Only.  Does it make a difference?

thank you
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by:LeeTutor
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Hi, glad it worked for you.  These are my answers to your last questions:

1. I think I would.  This article is a pretty good one about XP Pro File Sharing, and it has a link to an accompanying article on the Simplified File Sharing that is on by default, so you can contrast them:

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_filesharing/index.htm

2. It should apply to all users logged on as Administrator.

3. Are you talking about the read only attribute on folders?  The read only bit on folders is for special purposes, denoting customized folders.  See this MSKB article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256614
Unable to remove Read-Only attribute from folder

On the other hand, if you're talking about the "read only" type of file sharing, see this MSKB article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328065
Default Permissions for Shared Folders Is Read-Only Access for Everyone
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ok thank you for the info Lee.  

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