Unable to send faxes, c:\windows\temp folder resets permissions.

Hi There,

Using windows fax on a win 2k3 server which is receiving without issue and have found that users with administrative rights are able to send but users who only have domain user permissions are unable to send. After searching around I have found that the issue lies with the c:\windows\temp folder if I alter the security permissions to allow these users access faxing starts to work. This is all well and good until the fax server is logged out and the temp folder loses these permissions. Is there anyway around this issue or a way to force the temp folder to retain these permission changes?

The fax printer itself is shared from the fax server to a terminal server where all users work from.

Any help would definitely be appreciated.
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davesneilsonAsked:
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Glenn_MooreCommented:
I'm wondering is making the file read only would help?
Second, I wonder if making the folder on the server as shared would help?
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michkoCommented:
Or adding "Everyone" with full permissions to that folder.
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davesneilsonAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the suggestions, I have tried adding everyone with full permissions and it is already shared. I will try setting the folder to read only tonight and see if that maintains the permissions once I log off the server and back in again.
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davesneilsonAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the late update I tried setting the folder to read only but once I logged back off and onto the server it reset the folder permissions. Any other suggestions anyone?
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michkoCommented:
Try giving specific users full permissions to the folder.  Test and see if it retains after reboot.
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davesneilsonAuthor Commented:
No the permissions still wont keep. Not such a big issue as we keep the account logged in since it causes no issues on the network but would be nice to know why it is happening.
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michkoCommented:
My best idea at this time is that since C:\Windows\temp is a system folder used by Win XP, whenever Windows reboots it overwrites your security settings with the original.

One other thought - I'm not a script guru, but perhaps you could write a script that would run on bootup and reassign those permissions.  This link may be helpful in that:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Win_Security/Q_21019361.html
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davesneilsonAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the recommendation, like I said it is working with a roundabout solution. Will look into the scripting option when I have a spare moment cheers for the link.
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