Granting Write Permission to a group for the SYSVOL

Posted on 2008-10-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hello all,
I have a requirement to provide a group of OU Administrators with the ability to create scripts.  Of course this entails granting that group write permission to the scripts directory.  I do not see a problem with this but would like to hear other's thoughts on this.  I would really appreciate hearing from anyone on this. Especially if you can think of a negative impact from doing this.

Thank you in advance.
Question by:Jim Stiveson
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Henrik Johansson earned 125 total points
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Better to only grant write access to NETLOGON share as it's the same as the scripts folder.

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by:Jim Stiveson
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Thank you.  I should have clarified that. The NETLOGON share is what I was refering to.  Sometimes when I use that term it seems to make people think of NT 4.0.
I assume you do not see a problem with this?
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by:Henrik Johansson
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The only pure NT4-term I'm aware of is BDC that alot of people incorrectly talks about when referring to multiple DCs in AD.

If you trust them, it shouldn't be a problem.
Just place the users in a group "NETLOGON Script Admins" or similar and set the share permission on the NETLOGON-share.
Also verify they have NTFS-write access to scripts-folder.
If you want to isolate the OU-Admins to not write to other OU's scripts, create subfolders under NETLOGON for each OU and grant the separate OU-Admin groups NTFS-write to the subfolder instead of the parent. Point the logon-scripts for the users to be OU-folder\logon.cmd instead of just logon.cmd or handle it dynamically inside logon.cmd
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by:Jim Stiveson
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Oh, I wasn't implying it was. Just an observation.  Anyhow, I thank you very much for your input. That sounds like a great idea and I think that is what I am going to go with.
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by:Henrik Johansson
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My line about NT4-terms was just meaning that I don't see why some people missunderstand you as talking about NT4 when NETLOGON exist in all versions, and it would had been more confusing if talking about BDC in AD-environment as that is old NT4-term.

It sounds like your satisified with the answer, so please click 'Accept as solution' to close the question.

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by:Jim Stiveson
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Thank you for your input.

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