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Windows Server 2012 R2 can't set advanced permissions on directories

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I'm logged in as the Administrator and I'm trying to set the permissions on a directory to allow read/write/delete. However, when I go to the advanced permissions, the entire page is disabled. I cannot change the settings.

Help please? thanks!

Using: Windows Server 2012 R2
Hosted at Rackspace.
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Ashok Dewan earned 500 total points
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Administrator must have ownership of that pre-exist folder also. Check the ownership.
These permissions are inherited from some parent folder. Click Advanced and clear "Allow Inheritable Permissions


By design, trustedinstaller group (Windows Resource Protection) prevents the replacement of essential system files, folders, and registry keys that are installed as part of the operating system.

If you want to change the permission, just use administrator to take owner and then recommend to bring the owner back.
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by:Starr Duskk
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Ashok,
Thanks!
I read Rick Tan's reply that you quoted here also and found that answer.
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/dce10af0-f136-4129-96cd-cf19919498ec/some-security-settings-greyed-out-why?forum=winserversecurity

However, it's confusing.
So here's what to do:
right click folder,
properties
security tab
advanced option
disable permissions button.
Now you can select the Users and advanced tab and the settings you want.

thanks!
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