Monthly Archives: February 2011

Link: Configure SSL Offloading in Exchange 2010

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

This Exchange Wiki article explains how to configure SSL offloading for the Exchange 2010 protocols and client access services on an Exchange 2010 Client Access server (CAS).

Resetting NTFS Permissions in Windows 7

Applies to: Windows 7

Here’s the scenario. A friend of mine gave me his old disk drive to have it copied to a new drive. The old drive had permissions set on files and folders. Some of the files were not accessible, I was getting “Access Denied”.

I tried to right-click/properties on the folders that were not accessible and changed their owner and changed permissions but some folders were still inaccessible not matter what I did.

After some research, it turned out the tool “cacls” that allows one to display or change ACLs (access control lists) can help to reset ACLs.

In Windows 7 it is called “icalcs”. To reset files permissions simply do this:

  1. Run “cmd” as Administrator
  2. Go to the drive or folder in question, for example:
    cd i:
  3. To reset all the files permissions, type:
    icacls * /T /Q /C /RESET

That is it!

After that, the files permissions were reset and I could access them just fine.

icacls is a handy tool to change permissions of files en masse.