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Set Dynamic Files to Read Only

I have an Installshield 2009 Installcript MSI Project. I have several components that have files added with a dynamic link. I have set permissions on the appropriate components to be read only for Everyone. After installation the folders are marked read only, but the files inside those folders are not. What do I need to change to make these files read only?
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Level 17

Properties such as read-only cannot be set for dynamically linked files. This is one of several limitations for dynamically linked files, as documented here:
Limitations of Dynamic File Linking
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Flexera Alumni

A dynamic link should preserve the attributes of files it brings in; can you set the source files to use the attributes you want?
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