Restored files from backup are set for read only

Posted on 2006-05-24
Last Modified: 2008-03-17
I recently backup files from a server which I plan on decomissioning... I have restored these files along with Acitve Directory to another server which I am using as my production server... I have recreated the shares on the new server and pointed all user to the shares on the new server... My problem is all of the files (excel, word & PP data) which I have restored to the new server are in read only format... How do give full access for these files back to my users..
Question by:seaboardtech
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    Could it be that it's not the files that are read-only, but the *shares* that you recreated? By default, a new share created on Server 2003 will only have Read permissions for the Everyone group; it's easy to forget to change that when creating a share.

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    You were correct... The share permissions were set to Read Only... I corrected the share permissions and the users were able to write and save their files...

    Thanks for the Help
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    ok... thanks... will do

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