Netowork File Permissions

Posted on 2007-10-17
Last Modified: 2010-03-17
How does one make permissions to a file read-only for everyone except the Owner/Creator of a file?
Question by:deh5
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    Right click on the file, select Properties, click the Security Tab, then Add a group that contains Everyone.  I like Authenticated users.  Click OK to get back to the Security box, highlight the newly added group and make sure only Read and Execute and Read are the only boxes checked.  Click OK.


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    Thank you for responding.

    I did do what you said and wasn't able open the file as the specified group that had Read and Execute and Read permissions.  Would there be a time lag for some reason, because it started working later. (Although, I did have someone else look at it and he couldnt remember what he did if anything to change it.)

    I had added the group Creator/Owner with full control on Subfolders and files only and the another group that I wanted to have read access  with Traverse Folder / Execute File, List Folder / Read Data, Read Attributes, Read Extended Attributes, Create Files / Write Data, Create Folders / Append Data and Read Permissions on This folder, subfolders and files. I wanted it set up so users could create and edit their own files and folders in this directory but only read others' document in the group. I want to be able to do this again that is why I am asking even though it works the way I want it to now. I cant see any difference in the settings from when I first set it up. Thanks.
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    I'm working on the same problem - Group permissions take 24 hours to "take effect" (on my network) but if I assign individual users (instead of groups) they take effect immediately.  

    My work around is to add both the individual user and the group to the file permissions then the next day I delete the users.

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