Trying to Fully Understand Setting IIS Permissions ...
Posted on 2006-07-05
I have had a couple people tell me different on setting permissions in IIS. Once a person is "added" on the security tab, I click the "advanced" tab. There are two check boxes at the bottom of the window:
1. "Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects."
2. "Inherit from the parent the permission entries that apply to child."
What do these mean exactly, and what are the advantages/disadvantages of checking these boxes and clicking apply? I am afraid to check either for fear of erasing permissions on subfolders. Any plain English response will be appreciated!