Local Access denied & Changing Ownership of all Files Created and/or Modified
Posted on 2003-12-03
we have a win2k server that is part of a workgroup (not AD). it is simple peer to peer net config.
when local users of this workgroup create a file and/or change the file. (could be excel or word or a simple .txt) the ownership belongs to that person and only them.
even administrator on the server itself can not access the permisions. by right clicking the file and selecting properties then security changes must be made in the advanced tab. on the server itself i have to set the ownership of the file to administrator and then save then open again where i will see that the local user that created the file and "system ". then i delete the 2 users and add everyone.
this is fine until someone else looks at the file and makes a change. then it will do the same thing and remove everyone and restrict to olny that user and system again.
on the server the only "local security policy setting" that ever mentions service is the "impersonate the client after authentication" that has administrator administrators and service.
i need to be able to have any client (that is part of the server users group) create and modify a file and be able to have everyone else do the same to that file.
currently the parent folders are all accessible to everyone and by default the permisions should have propegated down.
anyone got any ideas how i can default to alow everyone to access any shared file or folder unless otherwise specified. i need some hints asap as i'm on the clock right now. ;)