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How to Grant User Ownership of a File Share?

Posted on 2008-10-28
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I have a Program Manager here who insist on owning / managing his own file share for his team.  On my last file server I had him setup to his satisfaction.  We recently migrated the data to a brand new server via Robocopy and since then he can no longer add / remove users or set permissions.

I have verified that he has full control permissions and that in special permissions he does have all rights including Change Permissions.  I have also tried to remove and re-add him to the share.

Im not sure what to check at this point?
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by:sublifer
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You have him in both the sharing permissions and the security permissions?  It sounds like you got the security tab but make sure you go into the permissions option on the sharing tab.
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by:lightngsvt
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I see what you are saying, I only have the file permissions set.  The only issue with that is that this directory he needs rights to is within our main file share for our whole location.  If I have to I can, but I'd rather not have him have full control over the entire share.
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I would turn that folder into it's own share then so you won't have to worry about incorrect access rights to the rest of your main share.  Doing it that way will also let him map it as a network drive for easier access.
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I didnt know you could create a share within another share?
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Yes, you can create a share within a share.  Just click on the folder you want as the basis for their control, go into the share properties and move the radio button selector to "share as" and create your share.  Give it a name, set sharing permissions and make sure the security permissions agree with what you want to give them.

I'm not sure why it was set up this way at my work but we have a shared "Users" folder and within that folder, each individual's folder is its own share.  In effect it makes it so that if a user is tech savvy enough they can see all of the user folders by mapping it but they aren't allowed access to other people's individual folders because of how we have the permissions set.
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Thanks for the info.  I did know how to create a share, just didnt know they could be "nested".  ON our users home directories I just have the directory shared but not the users individual folders.
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