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In W2k3 server, need to grant one user access to all files and directories in users directory.

In W2k3 server, need to grant one user access to all files and directories in users directory, while keeping all other existing permissions as they are.  There is a main folder called, say, Company users which is shared.  Inside that directory is User A, User B, User C, etc.  In each of those are of course other files and folders.  Thanks.
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ormerodrutterCommented:
All the user with full access rights in the ACL. Right click on Company Users folder and go to properties; in the Security tab add the user and grant him/her FULL control permission.
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ormerodrutterCommented:
Sorry click the submit button too early...........

Click Advance and tick the box "Replace permission entries on all child objects................" then Apply; OK to continue.
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QuiteSupersonicAuthor Commented:
Ooops, i should mention that some of the folders have inheritance from other top folders unchecked.  Is there a way to override that?
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oBdACommented:
Open a command prompt, enter the following command, while replacing D:\Users with the root of the Users folder and SomeAccount with the user or group you want to give the permissions to:
cacls "D:\Users" /t /e /g SomeAccount:C
This will change the security settings of "D:\Users": it will *t*raverse (process) subdirectories, *e*dit the current ACLs (instead of replacing them), and *g*rant the account "UserOrGroup" *C*hange permissions. (use F for Full access if you prefer that).
Try this on a test folder first until you're comfortable with the command.
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ormerodrutterCommented:
Tick the Inheritance box under Advance.....
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QuiteSupersonicAuthor Commented:
Ok guys, i will give these methods a shot after hours, and see what works!  Excpect points to be split assuming both methods work. Thanks for the quick replies.
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