Windows File Security

Posted on 2005-04-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
We have a user who needs to amend file rights on a folder on the network.  He and the administrators have full rights set, yet when he tries to amend them, the ADD/REMOVE buttons are greyed out.

No other users are given rights here at this moment, so nothing should override his user having the full rights.

Any ideas?
Question by:dtfrancis15
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    A folder's permissions across the network are determined by both the share-level and local permissions.

    Essentially, add all the permissions granted to the folder; add all the permissions to the share. Take the LESSER of the two, and that's the user's effective permissions.

    If the user needs to modify user rights on a folder, they need Full Control on both the share and folder.



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