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I noticed that some flavors of Windows (XP Home, etc ...) doesn't allow the user to edit a file's DACL. I'm wondering if there is a list or something somewhere that states which flavors have it and which don't. If there is not list, let's figure this out right here on this.

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Does cacls count as a UI? What about if "Security" tab only appears in Safe Mode? What if you have enable it manually (XP Pro)? – grawity Jun 23 '10 at 20:15
It doesn't matter. I'm basically trying to figure out when and how I can modify the DACL using a UI (not programmatically). A CACL doesn't count. – Brian T Hannan Jun 23 '10 at 21:29
DACL = Discretionary Access Control List, for all those who didn't know. ( I had to look it up ). – Daisetsu Jun 24 '10 at 22:51

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