- I am the owner of the root folder, not Administrators.
- The box is not part of a domain.
- I am doing this to lock down access to the drive root, mainly to prevent other administrators from cluttering it with folders since it's so easy to navigate to :)
The question is why are Administrators permissions (Full Control) being inherited from the root when they are not present there?
Even though I am the owner of the root folder, when I create a new file, its owner it set to Administrators, which seems to be by Administrators is showing up on the file. If I then set myself as the owner, and reset the permissions by un-checking/re-checking the inherit permissions box, then the Administrators group goes away.
I agree with renniej; it seems to be a Windows feature; I can't imagine any other reason why Administrators is the owner of everything I create, even on my own desktop folder. It is an annoying feature, but as mystikphish said, it's got a decent reason for being there.
However, if Administrators owning the file is the cause, why does the permission still claim to be inherited from the drive root, and why after changing the owner to myself is Administrators still listed, and still claiming to be inherited from the drive root? It only goes away after I set myself as owner AND reset the permissions by un-checking/checking inherit permissions on the file.
EDIT: @ HipCzeck's comment. Yeah, I know that, but we're a small group, and they are unlikely to mess with the permissions. I just want to make it a pain in the ass to put files in the root, and I left a text file there with a note to stop doing it :) It's not really a security worry, it's more of a power struggle, lol. I'm just trying to keep things organized here.
EDIT: @ TheCleaner's answer.
Output of "icacls c:" is: (I replaced my user account with "MyAccount")
In the security tab for the file, it shows only: