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Share Premissions not inheriting from parent folder

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Hi all I have a situation where the parent folder that is shared is set for all child folders to inherit the premissions of the parent folder.  The problem is that the child folders do not inherit the same premission.  Many of the groups and users that are supposed to have full contrlol premissions don't match that of the parent folder.  I don't get any errors does this have something to do with the fact that it is a share?  I am at a loss on this.  
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Brian PiercePhotographer
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Make sure all users have Full Control permissions on the SHARE and the NTFS permissions should be inherited from the parent, unless you have removed this default.

Bear in mind the if you have a combination of SHARE and NTFS permissons then the most restrictive applies.

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I have checked that already users that have full premission on the original share folder don't follow to the sub folders.  How would I check to see if the share is keeping people out?
Brian PiercePhotographer
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I'm getting confused here. Are we talking Share or NTFS. NFTS permissions are inherited by default, it is not normal to have shares inside shares - it you have these share permissions are not inherited.
If you go to Sharing->Permissions it will show the share permissions.

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Sorry I may have misread what you said.  I thought that you said if you have a share with more restrictive premissins they would go into affect over the folder premissions.  It is a Shared NTFS folder that is not letting the sub folders inherit the premissions. i hope that I haven't confused you too much.  I am considering just recreating the folder and sharing it.  I just created a new folder then shared it and the premissions came followed correctly to the sub.
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Now I'm totally confused. A shared folder has two sets of permissions, the SAHRE permissions and the NTFS permissions.

When you access a shared folder you go through the share and those permissions are applied, at that point. When you access a folder then the NTFS permissions are applied. The usual option is to allow everyone FULL CONTROL on the share, and use the NTFS permissions to restrict  access.

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I am confused also.  Let me run through this.  I have a folder on the server.  I have shared the folder and it's sub folders.  The parent folder has the correct premissions the sub foldres do not.  Where do I need to start trouble shooting or do I need to recreate the whole thing?
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