Take ownership of files or other objects (Windows)

Module: Account Integrity

Supported Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

This check reports accounts with rights to take ownership of Active Directory objects, files, registry keys, printers, or any other securable object on the system. You can use the name list to exclude or include users or security groups that are not already excluded or included by the Users to check option.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Take ownership of files or other objects

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Policy Compliance

  • Windows 2000 (105907)

  • Windows 2003 (205907)

  • Windows 2008 (248907)

  • Windows Vista (228907)

  • Windows XP (200907)

Title: Take ownership of files or other objects

Description:The user or security group has the right to take ownership of files or other objects. If the right is authorized, edit the check's name list. If this right is not authorized, use the Correct feature to revoke it.

Severity: yellow-1

Correctable: true

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [%s]