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I have several users that use a folder thats on the company shared directory, only they can access it and only they should have access.  We have a team of admins and they can naturally see the contents of this folder ( in AD environment).  How do i cutoff the admins (that includes me ) from access that folder ?  I want to be sure that if i remove administrators from the list that the users who need access will still have it and those that don't well will  not have access.  If something goes wrong i know we can always take possession but we don't need access to that folder.
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by:Merete
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I dont think you can deny an administrator,
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Jason Watkins earned 85 total points
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Hi,

You should be able to remove the admins by breaking the inheritance from the root of the directory.

Go to the folder's properties and choose the security tab.
Click the "advanced" button at the bottom of the window
From the resultant window, click the radio button that reads "Allow inheritable permissions etc....."
A choice dialog box will be presented asking you to copy, remove or cancel.
Choose copy
Close all of the property sheets, now should be able to remove the admins from the ACL

The administrators group will always have the "take ownership permission" on a directory, even if they are not listed on the ACL.

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by:JohnBPrice
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While you can remove administrators from the permission list, be careful that you can still backup the folder.
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by:John Gates
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You will need to make sure your backup account has read access to the folder in question.  
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by:vannyx
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backup will have access still.
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by:Jason Watkins
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Thanks for the points...
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