Special permission in AD

AdrianC 1 Reputation point

I was implementing LAPS in the environment and noticed something very strange and maybe someone can put a light on this.

When assigning Read Password permissions trough the LAPS PowerShell command line, it puts a text with Special in the Access column (NTFS Advanced permissions) for the group or user. Everything works.
If I put the same permissions on the same attributes manually, it does not work and simply because I cannot make the permissions put the Special text in the Access column.

Can someone explain what that Special means, or how I can I get it manually?


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  1. Daisy Zhou 21,201 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello AdrianC-7801,

    Thank you for posting here.

    NTFS special permissions may contain one or more different permissions.

    For example:
    1.The "Users" group has "Special permissions", we can click this entry and click "View".


    2.Through "Show Advanced permissions", we can see "Special permissions".


    3.Please click "Show Advanced permissions", then you will see "Show basic permissions", we can see "Create files /write data" and "Create folders /append data", here the two permissions ("Create files /write data" and "Create folders /append data") are "Special permissions".


    You can try to check the Special permission in your case and add the Special permission manually to see if it helps.

    Hope the information is helpful. If anything is unclear, please feel free to let us know.

    Best Regards,
    Daisy Zhou


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