question on basic use of win2k-svr, domain browse and folder permission problems

We are having some problems with folder permissions being 'read-only' for clients.

Our setup:  Win2k-svr with five clients.  DSL router, and Linksys running DCHCP.  The DNS is on the server.  All security is updated.  I put the computer names in active directory in order to have a visual reference.  I put the user names and everything in active directory also.  We don't have a web site or anything like that.  The firewall appears okay.

We had a problem recently where we had to re-install windows on the PDC, but kept the folders and files.

I'm not that experienced with network admin, having last done this about 5 years ago on NT.  We could turn it over to a pro, but it's a mess right now (I'm a programmer).

Does this set-up/problem look familiar?  Any suggestions as to how I can get file permissions back to normal?  The folks in the office are getting frustrated because the permissions always appear to 'go back to read-only', even if revised.

I thought we had a pretty simple, basic, setup, but am now starting to wonder :)

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crissandConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Are the computers joined to the domain? When reinstalling active directory the trusts are usually lost. What os is running on workstations?

Have you checked share permissions? If they are set to read only this would explain your problem.

billinbAuthor Commented:
If I right click/properties while logged onto the server, the file permissions are:
- the read only box is un-ticked
- security is set for the relevant accounts

When I right click/properties from a client:
- the read only box is ticked
- security is greyed out for the relevant accounts.

billinbAuthor Commented:
sorry, I got real busy...
The os running on workstations is XP.
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