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Until recently everything was working fine. I wrote a program that allows a user to manage another user, it changes the password and sets an expiration date on the target account.

In Active Directory Users and Computer, I have added the user that is to control the target account, in the security settings with 'Full Control'. Until recently, when I check to see if the user is still listed in the target account's security settings, they are no longer listed. It seems to 'stick' for about 5 to 10 minutes before it removes itself.

I cannot figure out why the user keeps getting removed automatically from the security settings under the target account...

  • Is the user whose ACL you are trying to change a domain admin by chance? – Cory Knutson Apr 20 '17 at 18:09
  • They were part of a group that was protected. I took them out of that group and set their 'adminCount' attribute to <not set> It seems to be sticking now. But, I don't understand how it worked for so many months and now it's resetting permissions. I didn't notice any other changes. – Michael Baney Apr 20 '17 at 18:33

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