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Disable File Security

Posted on 2003-10-28
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My company is installing a backoffice product management solution that will be accessed over our VPN, running on Windows 2000 Server.  Long story short, we are having trouble accessing the database remotely and the vendor is claiming that this is a Windows 2000 Server security issue.  I have set file-level permissions for all approved users, everyone, and even included the IUSR guest account. No help.  Still, they claim I have a security problem.  My question is how do I swing the barn door wide open and allow anyone, anywhere to access any and all files on the server.  I know it sounds sort of silly, but this is the only way I can think of to show once and for all that our client-side database problems are not Windows 2000 related.  Thanks in advance.
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Go to the root folder of the server and give "everyone" full control.  Push those permissions down to all sub-floders and files by going into the advanced permissions and checking the "reset permissions on all child objects..........."

If the folder, or any sub-folder, is shared, go to the share permissions and alslo open them to "full control" for everyone.

If you are still having troubles accessing the database after that, it is not W2k permissions at fault.  If you have a firewall set up, (I hope, for your sake) the problem may be there......it may be blocking ports and/or protocols that the app needs to run.
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Well, I added permission for "everyone" at the root and....well....uh....the application started working properly.  Thanks for the answer.  By the way, we are behind a netscreen hardware firewall.  Thanks again.
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You're welcome.........now your only problem is that your server is wide open..........take good care of your firewall, and keep a suspicious eye on your users! :-)   Good Luck.
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