Windows Server 2003 - Files not inheriting permissions properly.
Posted on 2008-10-27
I have a folder which I've given FULL EVERYTHING access to the IUSR account.
When I copy a new EXE into that folder, the IUSR account shows that it has read/write/execute/modify -- but the FULL radio button is not checked.
Also, IUSR clearly does not have full access to the newly-copied EXE file because IUSR cannot even run the EXE file.
To fix this, I have to click the "Full" button under security on the EXE for the IUSR (internet guest account).
Why wasn't this inherited from the parent folder?
Why is it showing that IUSR has read/write/execute/modify on the EXE, but it can't even execute the file?
I suspect windows has some special "behavior" for the IUSR account. Any thoughts on how I can combat this? I want to be able to copy the EXE into that folder knowing that it will gain the permissions of the parent folder.