Windows 10: How to change ownership away from TrustedInstaller for Windows Defender

Discus and support How to change ownership away from TrustedInstaller for Windows Defender in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I don't know how to change the ownership away from Trusted Installer to Admin for Windows Defender. I right-clicked on Windows Defender folder, click... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by DouglasPhilpot, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. How to change ownership away from TrustedInstaller for Windows Defender


    I don't know how to change the ownership away from Trusted Installer to Admin for Windows Defender. I right-clicked on Windows Defender folder, click on properties, clicked on Security Tab, clicked on Advanced and click on Change next to Owner. Normally a window would pop up to change the user but when I click on change change just greys out and no window opens to change the user.


    Any and all help would be appreciated.

    :)
     
    DouglasPhilpot, Sep 24, 2020
    #1
  2. ServerY92 Win User

    Changed the ownership of C:\windows on 2016 server from trustedinstaller to administrator and changed back

    Hi Everyone,

    Please help me with the following concern.

    On my 2016 server i changed the ownership of C:\windows from Trustedinstaller to local administrator. I had also unknowingly selected the option to apply it to sub folders and files. Noticed it had changed ownnership on all the subfolders in C:\windows
    to Administrator.

    Post this i changed ownership back to Trustedinstaller, and no permissions were changed.

    Now i see all folders in C:\windows , owner as Trustedinstaller. On another 2016 server i found that some subfolders have the ownership set to system in C:\windows.

    Will the existing ownership of C:\windows and its subfolders to trustedinstaller cause any problem? If yes how do i reset the ownerships to defaults. There we no permissions changes done.

    Thanks,
     
    ServerY92, Sep 24, 2020
    #2
  3. Time Lady Win User
    Return Ownership of Files to TrustedInstaller

    Some sites which may offer a solution:

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-restore-trus...

    https://winaero.com/blog/how-to-restore-the-tru...

    https://www.top-password.com/blog/change-file-o...

    Note: This is a non-Microsoft website. The page appears to be providing accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the site that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Products). Thoroughly research any product advertised
    on the site before you decide to download and install it.
     
    Time Lady, Sep 24, 2020
    #3
  4. Anna Bol Win User

    How to change ownership away from TrustedInstaller for Windows Defender

    TrustedInstaller, Windows 10, winSAT

    Hi Ron,


    To help resolve your concern, you have to first take ownership of the files or folders and then grant yourself full
    control permissions and rights. To do so, follow the steps on this link:


    • Open
      File Explorer
      and then locate the file or folder you want to take ownership of.

    • Right-click the file or folder, click
      Properties and then select
      Security
      tab.

    • Click the
      Advanced
      button and the
      Advanced Security Settings
      window will appear. You need to change the Owner of the key. Click the
      Change link
      next to the "Owner:" label


    • The
      Select User or Group window will appear. Type "NT Service\TrustedInstaller"
      as the new owner name.

    • Click
      OK to change the ownership and you are done.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Anna Bol, Sep 24, 2020
    #4
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