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Every user on my domain had administrative rights to the local computer. We have taken this away and they are now powerusers. We have a program that uses a directory on the root of C: to store files as a backup. I need all domain users to have the ability to modify and write to this directory.
This directory is local to each pc throughout my domain. I do not want to connect to each computer and assign these rights.

What is the best way to assign the rights to this particular folder.

The folder name is the same on every computer

This is  a windows server 2003 active directory environment all pc's are Windows XP SP2 or SP3


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You can do that using group policy.
Look in Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\File System, add the folder there (you don't need to be able to browse to it on the machine you're creating the GPO on, you can just type in the folder path).
more details here:
Apply or modify permission entries for objects using Group Policy
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc756952.aspx
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Excellent, worked perfectly
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