Microsoft KB Archive/925332

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Article ID: 925332

Article Last Modified on 8/13/2007


  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition


On a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2-based server, you receive the following error message when you try to change the permissions on a folder:

The permissions on <Folder_name> are incorrectly ordered, which may cause some entries to be ineffective. Press OK to continue and sort the permissions correctly, or Cancel to reset the permissions.

This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:

  • The folder was created by Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) during the replication process.
  • The current server is not designated as a master in the DFS replication group.
  • NTFS permission inheritance is disabled in the root folder.


This problem occurs because DFSR incorrectly stores the access control entry (ACE) order.


After you apply this hotfix, the new folders that are created by DFSR will have the correct access control entry order. You can then manually delete the problematic folders that were created before you applied this hotfix. DFSR will re-create these folders during the replication process.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Server 2003 R2.

Restart requirement

To avoid restarting the computer, you must stop the DFS Replication service before you apply this hotfix. Then, start the DFS Replication service after you apply the hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2003 R2, x86-based versions
File name File version File size Date Time Platform SP requirement Service branch
Dfsr.exe 5.2.3790.2804 1,696,768 03-Oct-2006 12:45 x86 SP1 SP1QFE
Windows Server 2003 R2, x64-based versions
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Dfsr.exe 5.2.3790.2804 3,580,928 03-Oct-2006 00:40 x64


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional query words: permissions

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