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"Other Users or Groups" button missing on owner security tab

On the Owner tab of Advanced Security properties for a local file, there is normally a button that allows you to add "Other Users or Groups". I can see this on Win 2003 server and on Vista machines but this button does not appear to be present on Win XP pro machines? Why is this? Can't the owner of winXP machines be set to another domain user? We have made sure the logged in user is adminstrator of the local machine.
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haim96Commented:
in XP you can only take ownership with admin. not to give it to some one else.
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haim96Commented:
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haim96Commented:
script to change owner for 2003, mey work for XP too. but didn't test it:
http://techtasks.com/code/viewbookcode/1128
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premierpcAuthor Commented:
"in XP you can only take ownership with admin. not to give it to some one else"
Are you sure? Why would this be? You can have several different domain users logging onto xp so I would have thought you could make one of them an owner of a file. Is it only xp that has this restriction?
Thanks in advance.
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premierpcAuthor Commented:
We have tried programmatically changing the file ownership but it fails if it is not one of the two users in the list.
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haim96Commented:
yes, i'm sure. this how it's work in w2k and XP.
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