Can open files from Explorer, but not from within Apps
Posted on 2005-03-09
Users can browse to a folder and double click a file and the file opens. If the user opens any Office application (Word, Excel, or Outlook) and tries a "file->open" command and selects the folder from the dialog box, they get "Access denied" error.
Even when opening a file via explorer, the user is unable to save changes despite security settings that say they can.
We're migrating to a new domain; The file server in in the NEW domain. The user accounts are in the OLD domain.
The folder with the data in it is \\SERVER\ROOT\SUBFOLDER1\SUBFOLDER2\FILE
Despite the reference to Office above, I think this is a security issue because if I use an account from the (NEW) domain admins group, I can open and save from everywhere (desktop AND application). (haven't tried it with a basic user account from the NEW domain, as there aren't any yet...)
There is a security group set up with limited access to SUBFOLDER 1 & 2 (essentially 'view contents'), and individual user-level access on individual files in SUBFOLDER2 (certain users can only open certain files)