Failed to generate a strong name key pair — Access is denied.

I got the above error when trying to generate a strong name key running filemon (see www.sysinternals.com) it showed that there was a file access error for me on the folder:


C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftCrypto


I had to give myself permissions on this folder and tell windows to propogate them to all the child objects then I could successfully generate a key using


SN.exe -k mykey.snk


This is the first time I’ve used filemon but I doubt it will be the last.