Acrobat replaces NTFS permissions of Temp folder

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OS: Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Acrobat Pro v11.0.1

I have set location of my Temp folder to another drive F:.

This folder is pointed by both %TEMP% and %TMP% environment variables.

My user (ex. "SomeDomain\SomeUser") belongs to Adminstrators group and set as owner of this folder.

Acrobat is run under regular privileges of my account (UAC is default).

At random time intervals Acrobat would change the NTFS file permissions of the Temp folder and remove my user (i.e. "SomeDomain\SomeUser") from the permissions list.

Here is an audit event log entry (EventID 4670):

Permissions on an object were changed.

Subject:

    Security ID:        SomeDomain\SomeUser

    Account Name:        SomeUser

    Account Domain:        SomeDomain

    Logon ID:        0xbf91d

Object:

    Object Server:    Security

    Object Type:    File

    Object Name:    F:\Temp

    Handle ID:    0x424

Process:

    Process ID:    0x69c

    Process Name:    C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe

Permissions Change:

    Original Security Descriptor:    D:PAI(A;OICI;0x1201ff;;;WD)(A;OICI;FA;;;S-1-5-21-1707761498-773545259-750896631-1000)(A;OICI;FA;;;BA)(A;OICI;FA;;;SY)

    New Security Descriptor:    D:PARAI(A;;FA;;;BA)(A;OICIIO;GA;;;BA)(A;;0x1201df;;;WD)(A;OICIIO;DTGWGR;;;WD)

This causes various runtime errors when installing application.

This issue is also discussed here:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-security/cant-install-any-applications/7f...

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Acrobat replaces NTFS permissions of Temp folder

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OS: Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Acrobat Pro v11.0.1

I have set location of my Temp folder to another drive F:.

This folder is pointed by both %TEMP% and %TMP% environment variables.

My user (ex. "SomeDomain\SomeUser") belongs to Adminstrators group and set as owner of this folder.

Acrobat is run under regular privileges of my account (UAC is default).

At random time intervals Acrobat would change the NTFS file permissions of the Temp folder and remove my user (i.e. "SomeDomain\SomeUser") from the permissions list.

Here is an audit event log entry (EventID 4670):

Permissions on an object were changed.

Subject:

    Security ID:        SomeDomain\SomeUser

    Account Name:        SomeUser

    Account Domain:        SomeDomain

    Logon ID:        0xbf91d

Object:

    Object Server:    Security

    Object Type:    File

    Object Name:    F:\Temp

    Handle ID:    0x424

Process:

    Process ID:    0x69c

    Process Name:    C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe

Permissions Change:

    Original Security Descriptor:    D:PAI(A;OICI;0x1201ff;;;WD)(A;OICI;FA;;;S-1-5-21-1707761498-773545259-750896631-1000)(A;OICI;FA;;;BA)(A;OICI;FA;;;SY)

    New Security Descriptor:    D:PARAI(A;;FA;;;BA)(A;OICIIO;GA;;;BA)(A;;0x1201df;;;WD)(A;OICIIO;DTGWGR;;;WD)

This causes various runtime errors when installing application.

This issue is also discussed here:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-security/cant-install-any-applications/7f...

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Solution is simple

1. Create one small partition in your hard disk (1 GB or less)

2. Format that new partition with FAT32

3. Put your personal temp folder in that partition

4. Enjoy

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Really? Is this an official work around? Why did this take so long to happen to me?@

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Thunderbird "failed to send" and some error about "could not attach . " As if period were something I was trying to attach! DropBox died with errors. I could not uninstall any software. Why? The permissions on my Windows User Temp file (...Users\username\AppData\Local\temp) had been changed. It wasn't really obvious, but my user had been removed. I Added my user back to the permissions, and all these software problems went away. So I uninstalled Adobe Reader XI from my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit machine. Am I really supposed to create a temp folder PARTITION as FAT32 and point my whole operating system to it from everywhere, hoping software will follow the path rather than expect it to be where it should be? Why after years hasn't Adobe fixed this? How did you find the event in your log, @P_Petras? Thanks for your post! Lots of views!

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