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Access Right to a folder

Posted on 2006-05-31
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Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Hi There,

I have a network with about 100++ PC. I have a server (contains only files/documents) that runs Windows Server 2000.All PC run  Windows 2000 and used Minrosoft Office 2003.All the folders inside the server are protected using the properties >security of that folder. (Access right will be given to certain ppl to access certain folder).

These ppl will be grouped in few groups/domain. For example I have created 1 group called GROUP1 in the network
( GROUP1 consists of ID1, ID2, ID3). GROUP1 has RW access to FOLDER1 (Able to modify) while Administrator Group (myself +ID4) has full right to FOLDER1. The permission will be inherited from parent until the last file.

By Default, all the files +folder should have Administrator as the owner of the file. But, right now, whwnever ID1,ID2 or ID3 created a new file inside FOLDER1.The file will be automatically set as ID1 as the owner of the file not the administrator ..The  effect is that all the access right will change.....Can I make sure that all the folder own by Administrator?
Please advise
Question by:bzzi_an

Accepted Solution

MNH1966 earned 400 total points
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As far as I know, this is default behaviour that cannot be changed.
Microsoft considers it to be more secure when Administrators have to take ownership in order to access certain files or folders, since taking ownership is an audited event. You can however automate taking ownership. This article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320046/en-us explains how.
Not sure how long a script using this command would run, but you could schedule it to run each night.

Expert Comment

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Yes, this is behaviour you can not change.  If a person (user) creates a file, they (the user) own the file, they can not create a file for someone else.  The permissions of that file are set by the owner, and you will have to automate the process if you want do it that way.

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