On 11/09/06, James Wilkinson <[email protected]> wrote:
 Yes, there *are* security improvements -- NT-based Windows has *some* idea of security! The underlying security model (near the kernel) is very fine-grained -- it's just let down by not having suitable tools to analyse and update security settings in bulk, and a user-space that isn't designed to make sensible use of it.
Yes, I've been burned by this on my lab (XP) machine. Had to change my account (to a domain log on), and discovered that mass-changing of ownership would sometimes skip files/directories seemingly at random. I'm sure there's a logical explanation, but I still find files that weren't changed over occasionally. -- imalone