Scott Hanselman

Enabling the Security Tab on Windows XP File Properties

June 30, '05 Comments [2] Posted in ASP.NET | DasBlog
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Sometimes when folks are developing on Windows XP with ASP.NET they think they can't change the security settings (ACLs) for files. This comes up when developing with dasBlog when you have you change file permissions, but also when trying to do anything tricky, like moving your ASP.NET bin folder.

Stephen Venter has a nice write-up on Enabling Windows XP File Permissions explaining the checkboxes and dancing that you have to do to enable the Security Tab in a File's Property Dialog on Windows XP Pro or Home. All this, of course, assumes you're running NTFS as your file system.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Thursday, June 30, 2005 11:06:13 PM UTC
I needed to added write permissions to a specific folder for an ASP.NET application on my local system the other day and it would not allow me to change permissions. I was so annoyed by it. Thanks for pointing out this simple, but very useful detail.
Friday, July 01, 2005 12:16:09 AM UTC
I blogged about this recently, very useful tidbit of info :)

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