Inherent permission issue

Posted on 2006-05-23
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I have just migrated my companys public repository and user home directory files from a win2k servcer to a win2k3 server using Cygwin and Rsync. I made sure to include the A (archive), and P (copy permission) flags in the command. Most of the permissions werte copied, but not all. When I try to re-grant permissions from the top down, all subfolders inherit the permissions, but only some of the files. Any input here would be great as I don't want to grant permissions for 30 users on a few thousand files. Would like to get this fixed today, so 500 points.
Question by:George0433
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    Accepted Solution

    Try taking ownership of these folders from top down and reapply the permissions

    Author Comment

    ok, I finally got all the permissions straight, or at least the apper so. When I go to the top of the directory it is still marked read only, and the box is greyed out. I can click it and the check goes away, but as soon as I apply and then look again, its right back. I have tried using attrib -s to change it from the command line. Is there somewhere else I am not looking to change this file. It's our public repository and the user home folders, so not being able to write to it, or create new folders makes it nearly useless.

    Author Comment

    ok, I have discovered that the greyed out check box means nothing, waitin g for me to use it. I still have the problem where users who have FULL CONTROLL permissions across the entire directory can't creat folders.

    Author Comment

    Ha! I am sofa king we todd ed! So focused and concerned on local security permissions I totaly blanked and forget about share permissions! I feel so uuseless.
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    Expert Comment

    Dear "sofa king" (man it's been a whie since I heard that one!), we have been smoked by share level permissions before as well - happens to the best of us, glad you figured it out!

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