Microsoft KB Archive/171156

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Admin Wizard Creates Home Directories with Incorrect Permissions

Article ID: 171156

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q171156


When using the Administrative Wizard under Windows NT Server 4.0, the Add User Accounts option creates a User's Home Directory. The directory is created with the Everyone group having Full Control rights. It should be created with only the Owner having Full Control permissions.


To resolve this problem, do either of the following:

  • Use User Manager for Domains to create the User's Home Directory; it will give the directory the correct permissions, and the user will have Full Control.


  • After creating the directory with the Administrative Wizard, use Explorer to modify the permissions.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT Server 4.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Additional query words: prodnt usrmgr admin tools

Keywords: kbbug KB171156