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Posted on 2012-12-21
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Hi,

A few of my AD 2003 user permission on SELF keep missing even if I have set it over and over again via the AD user and computer console. The same goes to "allow inheritable permission" check box, it would go unchecked again and again ....

As u can see in the attached picture, I have actually checked the "send as",  "receive as" and "read account restriction" permission 1 hour before this, everything seems ok when I test sending and receiving emails for that user. However the permissions will go missing after 1 hour or so. The same goes to "allow inheritable permission" check box

I earlier thought it could be due to the level of administrator privilege I was using, like a lower level permission administrator cannot undo the settings done by a high level administrator. So tried using the Enterprise administrator, it didn’t help  .. the permission got reset after 1-2 hrs.

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by:Venugopal N
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How many DC are in the domain and DC which you login to make changes of the Object holds any Role .Did you check if the changes has been replicate to other DC's in the Domain.
suspect that the changed happend onthis DC is not replicating to other DC, create a test user and check if it get replicated to other DC's in the Domain.
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by:gaurav2rawat
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Try checking for replication errors using repadmin /showreps /v
also try checking if the server is in usn rollback state
under path HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NTDS\Parameters

and look for either of these entries
#define DSA_WRITABLE_GEN 1
#define DSA_WRITABLE_NO_SPACE 2
#define DSA_WRITABLE_USNROLLBCK 4
#define DSA_WRITABLE_CORRUPT_UTDV 8

If it is then follow kb
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2023007
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by:McKnife
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by:gaurav2rawat
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Its only for the highly privileged accounts and that too for tools like people update
More importantly in your case, if its happening with every user then its probably a usnroll back or a replication issue
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by:Sandeshdubey
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AdminSDHolder - or where did my permissions go?
http://msmvps.com/blogs/ulfbsimonweidner/archive/2005/05/29/49659.aspx

Delegated permissions are not available and inheritance is automatically disabled
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817433
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by:Panda 5888
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Thanks guys .. let me check and get back to you....
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by:Panda 5888
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Hi gaurav2rawat
No errors in repadmin /showreps /v
Under path HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NTDS\Parameters, there were no #define DSA_WRITABLE_* entries
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by:Panda 5888
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Hi Venurajav, I only have 2 DC, they are replicating ... new user is replicated to another DC
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by:Panda 5888
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Hi gaurav2rawat ... it is not happening to all users, only a like 20/1000 users are having this problem..
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Your suggestions lead me to "members of a protected group" direction ... then I found this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907434 which is exactly describe my situation, after a little more investigation I found that all those involved are members of the Printer Operator, which is a protected group ... I've removed one of the user from Printer Operator, I will wait for 1-2 hrs before reseting his account with the correct permission, and then wait another 1-2 hrs to see if those permisson stays...
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by:Panda 5888
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when I remove the user from Printer operator group ... their permission stays, but once I put them back to Printer operator group, their permission goes missing again.

The missing permissions are "Send As right from the user and Allow inheritable permissions from parent to propagate to this object check box no longer selected."
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by:McKnife
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Yes. That's expected behavior as you could read in the articles me and others have linked. The MS article you linked offers a best practice and a workaround. Any questions left?
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working solution
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