Permissions

hi all
i have a query with permissions and the correct way to do them.  I have a NTFS drive on our server and it i have top level share called share below share i have lots and lots of other folders. when a user logs on they get this mapped drive with all the shares inside it and then the permissions kicks in as to what folders they can access ie access denied if no permissions or access granted if permissions is there. Now lets say i wanted to give a user access to a folder that is way down that folder tree ie within the top level share lets say we have a folder called depts and within depts we have prod and with prod we have test. whats the best way to give a user access to test?

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slam69Connect With a Mentor Commented:
No problem.

please remember to close quetion :O)
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slam69Commented:
give them list folder contents only access to all the parent folders down to test and then give them modify if required to teh test folder and children of that
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kingcastleAuthor Commented:
is this the norm or is there a better way of doing it
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slam69Commented:
no that would be the norm, that way the users can only see the folders down to the level of where they need access and not open anything else, you could share the test folder but creating shares underneath shares creates a permissioning nightmare and i would never recommend it
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slam69Commented:
any update
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kingcastleAuthor Commented:
cheers for that if i wanted to give users access to a folder but the only thing i did not want them to do was delete more move either the folder itself or anything within that folder what would rights would i assign

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slam69Commented:
ok that sentance was  a little confusing but i think you want to deny the user delete privildges, when you set the permissions on teh security tab if you click the advanced button you get a whole more range of options other than the standard read write modify etc.

Within this advanced tab you can specify deny delete rights take a look at it.

If you want to go to teh next level have a look at security explorer which is an ntfs permissioning tool, same as using teh security tab but its a better tool in my opinion and easier to understand
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kingcastleAuthor Commented:
were would one find security explorer
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slam69Commented:
here you go,

but take a look at the advanced tab as well so that you are aware of teh range of permission assignments you can make

http://www.pnltools.com/productinfo~productid~32~pageid~1~subpageid~0.asp

be very careful as if you arent fully cionfident of what you are doing you can cause a network more harm than good!!
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kingcastleAuthor Commented:
last bit of this post now, what are create owner and system that appear under the security and d o i need to keep them or remove them
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slam69Commented:
always always keep system in there as it allows your system accounts to access directory same as you always leave your admin accounts in there to administrate.

Creator owner is a funney one, usually whoever creates the directory will need further access but thats not always teh case, usually you have to do thi son a case by case assessment but you will usually find the creator of a file or folder will need continued access
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kingcastleAuthor Commented:
excellent post
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