Many user in Active Directory OU's do not inherit permissions

Posted on 2009-04-20
Last Modified: 2013-12-05

I have many users OU's that do not have inherit checked.
We are working with delegation this is getting very tedious.

Is there any way to make a whole users OU set to inherit?
Question by:neoptoent
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    Expert Comment

    Have you tried right click on the OU and select properties, then click on the Advanced button and make sure the "Allow inheritable permissions from the parent to porpagate to this object and all child objiects......"? To have the same permission propgate to the OU or objects under this OU, you would just click on the Edit button and select the option from "Apply On to.." where you can selet this object only or including child object etc.
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    Accepted Solution

    You may want to give the script mentioned in this article a shot
    from the coments it also looks like he updated it to take care of some errors.  updated version is here downloads/showblocked.txt
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    Expert Comment

    If the users in question are, or have ever been, members of a protected group such as Domain Admins, Server Operators or Account Operators, the behavior you are describing is by design.

    See the following for a description of the problem and some potential workarounds:

    Author Comment

    So I can run the script and see which users are blocked, but I would stil need to go and manully click each to inherit.
    Is there any way to do multiple at once?

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