Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Determine and change rights

Posted on 2007-03-27
3
134 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
We are using Windows 2003 Server.  All of the workstations are Windows 2000 or Windows XP Pro


Our applications need full access rights to the directories that they use.  One of the most frequent reasons that our applications have problems is that the user has not been granted sufficient rights to those directories.  These access rights problems usually occur in automatic backup or import/export operations that manipulate external files and directories directly.  Operations such as file deletion and directory creation that use the low-level file handling of Microsoft Scripting Runtime (ScrRun.sll) are particularly at risk for failure.  In order to insure that those rights are available, we need to have procedures for answering the following questions:

1.      On a given workstation, how do we determine the logged-in user’s effective rights to a directory on that workstation?  How do we determine the logged-in user’s effective rights to a directory on a file server?  First, we need an outline of the individual steps to follow to arrive at a display of these effective rights.  

2.      If a given user does not have sufficient rights, how do we modify those rights if that user is a member of a domain?  Again, we need an outline of the individual steps to follow to arrive at a display that allows us to change the user’s rights.

3.      If a given user does not have sufficient rights, how do we modify those rights if that user is not a member of a domain?  Again, we need an outline of the individual steps to follow to arrive at a display that allows us to change the user’s rights.



0
Comment
Question by:bperlo
3 Comments
 
LVL 67

Accepted Solution

by:
sirbounty earned 500 total points
ID: 18803486
You can right-click the folder, choose properties, security tab, advanced, effective permission.  I prefer to use the command-line cacls app though
cacls C:\YourFolder
will give you a run down of the rights on that folder...

Again, with cacls (I would) you can 'add' to the acl using
cacls C:\YourFolder /e /t /g UserName:F
(to grant them full access).  Otherwise, you go through the security tab as outlined above and add them - then click Advanced to make sure the permissions are replaced on the subfolders.

The above is regardless of domain membership (in a manner of speaking)
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

No security measures warrant 100% as a "silver bullet". The truth is we also cannot assume anything but a defensive and vigilance posture. Adopt no trust by default and reveal in assumption. Only assume anonymity or invisibility in the reverse. Safe…
Article by: btan
The intent is not to repeat what many has know about Ransomware but more to join its dots of what is it, who are the victims, why it exists, when and how we respond on infection. Lastly, sum up in a glance to share such information with more to help…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

840 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question