Locking down the "inheritance" option in NTFS security.

Posted on 2004-11-29
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Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Dear Experts,

Is it possible to prevent users with "full control" access on a folder from unselecting the "inheritance " option. Is there some sort of GPO, patch, util, etc, that could perhaps "grey out" the option of unselecting the inheritance. OS is Windows XP Pro, Windows Server 2003.

Thanks in advance.

Question by:kurtc0107
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Hello kurtc0107,

To my knowledge, you can't do this because FC access includes change permissions access.  You can assign the users special permissions that give they all permissions with "read permissions" access.  Then they can only read and not change.

Here is how to setup special permissions:


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Full access means just that; full access. You can't restrict restrict someone having full access to an object from certain accesses.
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What is your goal?  It might be easier to give  you advice if we know more specifically what you want to accomplish.

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