Applying folder permissions is slow.

in windows 2000 folder permissions, when I add a group from the domain (which is in the local site) to a folder and give it permissions then click apply , it takes forever.

I don't where the problem comes from.

any idea?

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How big is the folder that you are applying the permissions to ?
jskfanAuthor Commented:
folder size is 157 GB, I am giving Read & Execute/List folder Contents/Read
Thats why..The folder size is really quite large..

When you say it takes a while how long ?

I mean it will take some time to assign permissions to a folder of that size..and the files will each be looked at to assign the permissions..

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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I agree it's too big in size. IT takes roughly 30 minutes. I was wondering if there was a work around it.
Now once you assign the permissions on the will not take that long again as you add data to the folder..The permissions will be applied as you go...

Hope this helps..
Renato Montenegro RusticiIT SpecialistCommented:
Do the following. Create Local Groups with the folders names and assign the groups to the folders. Sample:

To the Human Resources folder:
Human_Resources_Read                   - assign Read Only permission
Human_Resources_ReadWrite           - assign Modify permission
Human_Resources_Full                     - assign Full Control permission

Group your users in Global Groups and then put the Global Groups inside the Local Groups created above. This way, users will gain access after next logon. When a new user or groups needs access to thoses folders, just add them to the Global Groups or the Local Group. There will be no need to reapply all the permissions again to all folders.

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