Basic file sharing question for W2K3 Server
Posted on 2008-06-20
I feel like an idiot asking this question but something so simple and basic is driving me insane.
I come from a Netware world where creating a "GROUPS" folder and then creating/sharing the individual group's folders is very easy. It's all done from the top down so that I can map a drive the the top of the directory structure (e.g. G:\GROUPS) and then depending on the users rights they will see other folders for their specific group inside the G:\ drive.
With Windows Server 2003 Standard using AD I am having a hell of a time recreating this setup. All I want to do is map a drive for each user to the top of the directory structure (G:\GROUPS) and let them see what is inside. If they belong to an AD group that has permissions to the folders beneath they can either read only or read/write to them. I have spent the past few hours trying every combination of share permissions, security permissions, inheritance crap and so forth.
Here is what I am trying to do:
C:\FILESERV - is the top of my shared directory structure
C:\FILESERV\GROUPS - is shared with "Everyone" having read only rights
C:\FILESERV\GROUPS\Accounting - is not specifically shared but has rights for the "Accounting" group to read/write (even tried full access)
What is happening is that members of the "Accounting" group and everyone else can see the folder but if you try to write to it, it fails. if I go back up to the "GROUPS" folder and give "Everyone" the "change" permission under sharing, everyone can write to it.
What on Earth am i doing wrong? This should be so simple!