When you use the Cacls.exe command-line tool to configure permissions on a folder and all subfolders that are contained in that folder, you may find that the subfolders in the folder do not inherit the permissions as expected.
For example, when you create a new subfolder, and then you try to view the permissions that are set on that subfolder, you receive the following error message:
The permissions on FolderName are incorrectly ordered, which may cause some entries to be ineffective. Press OK to continue and sort the permissions correctly, or Cancel to reset the permissions.
The Cacls.exe command-line tool incorrectly removes a bit from the discretionary access control list (DACL) of a folder that inherits its permissions from the new subfolders that you create in that folder.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix. Note
If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note
The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
This hotfix requires Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).
You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone
tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name
15-Jan-2004 22:37 5.0.2195.6891 17,680 Cacls.exe
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
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