Windows File Resource Win32APIError: "The operation completed successfully"


#1

Hi all. I am getting a strange error from a file resource on windows. What
I’m trying to do is add NT rights for a given user on some files and I get
a Win32APIError but the output says the command succeeded. See
gisthttps://gist.github.com/TheSultan/8140309 for
details.

Any ideas or debugging hints?


#2

For posterity, the cause was TrustedInstaller owns this file so you have to
take ownership before setting permissions. The error message is terrible
though.

On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 7:04 PM, mis entropic entropic.mis@gmail.comwrote:

Hi all. I am getting a strange error from a file resource on windows. What
I’m trying to do is add NT rights for a given user on some files and I get
a Win32APIError but the output says the command succeeded. See gisthttps://gist.github.com/TheSultan/8140309 for
details.

Any ideas or debugging hints?