Friday, March 31, 2006

Deny delete file permission problem

Removing the DELETE permission from the USERS group on a file / folder prevents deletions, moves, and renaming critical file data. That's what everyone asks for.

Unfortunately, it also prevents the deletion of TEMP files generated by editing Word, Excel, etc. documents with those folder permissions. If you are accustomed to right clicking those folders and creating new files and sub folders, you will also be prevented from renaming them.

Add the CREATOR OWNER user and allow modifications there.

The TEMP files are a by product of the CREATOR, despite the file being edited by someone else. They will now be deleted appropriately. The creator will be able to add and name files or folders any way they choose. All other users will be prevented from deleting, renaming, and moving that data.

The caveat is the creators CAN delete them.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

DCOM error, event ID 10021

Where do the 10 or so errors in the System event log without much infor come from? A9E69610-B80D-11D0-B9B9-00A0C922E750 is the application ID for the IIS Admin service, and you probably find an event referencing the fact that you disabled it for securtiy reasons later in the log.

Go to Administrative Tools | Component Services | Computers | My Computers | DCOM config. Right click IIS Admin Service to access properties and set the securitie values to default. Errors go away.

If you find message boxes poping before being able to access this form, I am guessing at this point it is the result of some sort of registry cleanup tool. I am currently concerned about people betting the farm on CCleaner.

Sprint AirCard 580

When installing a Sprint AirCard 580 in a laptop with BlueTooth enabled devices, you may run into "No Device" errors in the Sprint application.

It seems the Sprint AirCard likes to use com port 7 (COM7). Your Toshiba based implementation of BlueTooth appear to use as many as 12 com ports above 3. This means it likes to assume control of 7, what your AirCard is trying to use.

I found disabling the BlueTooth COM7 in device manager allows the AirCard to be recognized and function, and doesn't kill the BlueTooth mouse my executive marketing guy likes.