Take ownership of Windows\SystemResources, then revert to Trusted In?

  1. Wisewiz's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 21H2 19044.1202
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    Take ownership of Windows\SystemResources, then revert to Trusted In?


    The plan: I'd like to take ownership of C:\Windows\SystemResources just long enough to substitute an edited imageres.dll.mun file for the original, and then go back and revert ownership of the folder to NT Service\TrustedInstaller.

    That's what I'd like to do, not what I'm going to do.

    I'm seeking your advice before I lift a single pinky.

    The plan: How dangerous is that?

    The plan: Might it work?

    The plan: Will the machine boot afterwards?

    Dan (Pro 21H1)
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  2. Ghot's Avatar
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    Wisewiz said:
    The plan: I'd like to take ownership of C:\Windows\SystemResources just long enough to substitute an edited imageres.dll.mun file for the original, and then go back and revert ownership of the folder to NT Service\TrustedInstaller.

    That's what I'd like to do, not what I'm going to do.

    I'm seeking your advice before I lift a single pinky.

    The plan: How dangerous is that?

    The plan: Might it work?

    The plan: Will the machine boot afterwards?

    Dan (Pro 21H1)

    Make a backup, AND make the backup software rescue media.
    Once you have that, you can experiment till your heart is content.

    Even if Windows won't boot... you'll still be able to access your backups, with the bootable backup software rescue media.

    As to your experiment... I would just take ownership, and do your file substitution.
    I don't even think you'll need to give ownership back to trusted installer.

    Then again... I use backup software.
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  3. Wisewiz's Avatar
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    Ghot said:
    Make a backup, AND make the backup software rescue media.
    Got it. Got it.

    As to your experiment... I would just take ownership, and do your file substitution.
    I don't even think you'll need to give ownership back to trusted installer.
    Okay, I'm just thinking that taking ownership of system files is a possible recipe for disaster.

    Then again... I use backup software.


    Thanks, m'fren'.
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  4. Ghot's Avatar
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    Wisewiz said:
    Got it. Got it.



    Okay, I'm just thinking that taking ownership of system files is a possible recipe for disaster.





    Thanks, m'fren'.








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  5. Wisewiz's Avatar
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    A pipe-puffin', spider-tolerant, fire-watching wizard! A Ghot-gift!

    Thanks, man. (I tried the thumb, but the rules got in the way.)
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