Read/Write Privileges of folder and files.

Posted on 2006-06-06
Last Modified: 2008-03-04
We have a shared S: drive that users can access. I created a folder called SIL and have several word and excel documents in it. I would like most users to have access to the folder and files as read only and only a few user write privileges. In the security area the Allow boxes are grayed out and I cannot make any changes. Why and how it.
Question by:ricktak
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    Accepted Solution

    That is because that folder is inheriting permissions from the parent folder.

    To fix this, for the folder, select Properties -> Security -> Advanced
    and then "un-check" the box that says "Inherit from parent the permissions..." and select "Copy" on the next dialog.

    After that you can set folder permissions as you wish.
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    as a careful when using the 'deny' permissions. Deny take precendence...even over 'allowed'. Instead of 'deny' just don't add that security group or user. Although, if you have a medium to large network, start using security groups. This will save you lots of administration and heachaches. Make sense?

    Hope this helps
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    By security groups, i mean... make a "sales" security group and add all the salesmen into it, and a "engineering" security group and add all the engineers into it, and a "production" security group and add all the production people into it. This is all done in active directory users and groups.
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    Thanks and good luck.

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