We have a requirement to prevent everyone (including administrators) from replicating assets from a certain path under /content/dam. I have removed replicate permission for this path (eg /content/dam/testfldr) for all of the groups including the administrators group. But users in this administrators group are still able to replicate the assets under this path. When I see the permissions for administrators in useradmin for /content/dam/testfldr path, it has a *! markup next to the Replicate checkbox. When I hover over that checkbox, it says "Noneffective administrators (deny)" in a modal popup.
Is it possible to prevent administrators from replicating assets from certain paths? If setting permission through useradmin is not possible, is there an alternative way to achieve this?