I'm backing up IIS7 configuration with the appcmd utility. The backup goes on well, and the folder with the backup's name is created in %windir%\system32\inetsrv\backup as expected. However, although I can see the folder from Windows Explorer, I cannot see it from other tools (like the command prompt or my backup utility). In Windows Explorer the folder icon appears with a superimposed lock, which I don't know what means. I checked the folder permissions and I couldn't find anything particular (SYSTEM and Administrators have all permissions, owner is Administrators).
I actually solved the immediate problem by sharing the backup directory and accesing the share, but I want to understand this strange set of permissions that keeps other programs from accessing or even see the folder. Would anyone care to explain it to me?
Thanks in advance, Guillermo