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DFS root permissions

Posted on 2006-10-24
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Hello,

Is it possible to put read only on the DFS share root? I do not want all users saving stuff to the root of the DFS share. I would like users to have the ability to save stuff to sub folders only

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Steve Knight earned 250 total points
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Yes it is.  Personally I would make the DFS root point to an area users have only List file access to then create DFS links within there to the real data areas, then you can easily move them somewhere else or replicate them etc.  Even if not doing this just apply your users group or Everyone / Authenticated Users with List files rights to the root area then re-apply correct rights to each of the folders below that, copying the permissions to remove the List rights for all if necessary.

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well a b grade and no feedback so I guess I didn't give you the answer you wanteðor enough info?
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by:Michelle Dabney
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I have the same type of problem, but you scenio doesn't seem to work.  Using 2008 R2 server.  I had this working on 2003 server, but can't seem to be able to do it here. I have a DFS Root, with many links to shared folders.  The DFS names space is then used to map users to a shared drive using GPO and netuse.  My issue is I can't seem to prevent users from saving to the root folders, which are department.  I only want them to be able to save in the sub-folders.  They should be able to create any folders they wish within the sub folders.  I've tried changing the parent folder permissions and inheriting down, but that locked them out of everything.  Not sure what I can't remember.
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Sounds like you need something like:

root -- everyone list
department X - list + read maybe for subfolders and files if you want users to read all in dept.
  sub dept 1 - read/write for subfolders and files
   sub dept 2 - read write etc. as above


Write a new Q. with some specifics (with fake names etc. of course if you wish) and will happily look more if someone else doesn't help you first.

Steve
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