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Reassigning 'Creator' rights on a whole hdd.  Option to add is greyed out.

Posted on 2004-08-01
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Ok I did something really stupid without thinking of the consequences,  I was having issues writing to my share on a win2k3 server box, so I removed all the users and groups from the security tab on that share(which happened to be the whole hdd).  Now the only object showing is the 'Everyone' , but it only has read & Execute on it.  So now I cannot add any more objects to the security tab including the creator or owner or anything.  Essentially the share is sitting there and no data can be written to it or no one can take ownership of it as it cannot inherit any permissions either.  Is there a way to get around this so I can continue to writie to the server?

Thanks in advance.
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Question by:LobbDoggy
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Hello,
You will need to access this server directly and change the permissions there.
It sounds like you are trying to change the permissions remotely in which case the
more restrictive of the permissions (NTFS and Shared) are being applied.

hope this helps

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by:LobbDoggy
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I was accessing the server directly and doing it that way but with still no luck.

However I did solve the problem.  When I was trying to reassign the permissions before I was using the actual 'Administrator' account, it should have worked being its the admin account, but what I did was logged in as my own user (which is part of the admin group) and I was able to set all the permissions I wanted then.  I don't know why this fixed it but it did.
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Good Job. Glad you got it working!
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