How to allow domain users to create file on c root

Posted on 2012-08-23
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Last Modified: 2012-08-23
Dear Sir,

We have Windows 7 workstataions with Windows Server 2008 Domain. Domain users can create folder on c:\ but file. Beside adding the users to Local Adminstrators group, any solution can allow this user to create file on c:\.

Thanks a lot.

With regards,
Question by:Wataw
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Xaelian earned 2000 total points
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if you modify permissions, you won't even need to be member of the group administrators. It will require two steps (which of course you have to execute as administrator)
1) icacls c:\ /setintegritylevel M
2) change permissions on c: "for this folder only" to users: change (that is: like full control but lacking the two single rights 'take ownership' and 'change permissions')
Please note that 2) will give errors "could not change permissions on c:\pagefile and c:\hiberfile and..." - this does not matter.

If you do this, the users will have permissions on the C:\Drive
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by:Sushil Sonawane
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Turn off UAC (User account Control)  in control panle on windows 7 and reboot.

Please refer below link.

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While Xaelian's answer is certainly good, it's important to note that this really isn't a "best practice" on Windows 7 computers.  Microsoft configured the root of the "C:" partition to  have that extra layer of security in an attempt to help prevent malware (or something similar) from creating files at that location.  Typically, I have found that there is rarely any type of compelling need for an end-user to create files at the root of the "C:" partition, and any type of software that tries to do the same is usually an outdated legacy application that should be upgraded.

The bottom line:  while this can be done, it probably shouldn't be done.  It's rarely beneficial when there are viable alternatives that don't involve lowering your operating system security.

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