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Faulty Inherited Permissions Problem -

I have a user on a Windows 2003 domain that is showing them as having inherited read & execute permissions on a lower level sud-directorty on a data server.  The permissions show as being inherited from from 'Parent Object'.  Other group based inherited permissions for that folder for other users are correctly oming down from the root of the drive.  What is strange is that this user does not have any specific permissions set at any higher level - so where are the rogue permissions coming from ?
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coolsport00Commented:
I've actually had this before 'cmdown'. What I had to do is to uncheck the "Inherit parent permissions..." option in the Advanced settings area under the Security tab, then re-check that option. That resolved this issue for me.

Let me know how it goes.

Regards.
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cmdownAuthor Commented:
Hi coolsport

When I uncheck this it will ask me what to do with the permissions - copy or remove.  We have almost 100,000 files below the higher level folder containg the 'faulty permission'.  Can you advise on the imiplications of copying the permissions, then specifically removing the faulty user permissions and then reapplying the inherit option for the folder and all subfolders
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coolsport00Commented:
Make sure you notice what permissions are set, just in case you need to re-add any at this folder level. If all your permissions are inherited, then there shouldn't be any implications. What you would want to do is select REMOVE. This will just simply remove all inherited permissions from parent folder(s). Once you reselect the Inherit option, it will re-inherit the permissions and all should be as it was and, theoretically, withOUT the faulty permission.

~coolsport00
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AmericomCommented:
"What is strange is that this user does not have any specific permissions set at any higher level - so where are the rogue permissions coming from ?"

Does this user belong to any of the groups assigned inheritance permission from the parent folder? Or what exact permission is granted to this user at the question folder or is it just assigned "special" permission on the bottom?
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cmdownAuthor Commented:
The user is granted read+execute, read & list folder contents.  All 3 show as inherited.
If you go into advanced properties it just shows read+execute as being inherited from 'Parent Object'.

All other inherited permissions for users, creater-owner etc are inherited from the root of the drive.
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cmdownAuthor Commented:
Thanks Guys.  Found a few other odd inherited permissions.  Suspect that the problem has arisen when migrating earlier in the year from an old RM server.  This seems to have fixed the problem but as it affected over 1,200 users it was a bit concern over whether to actually push the button and make the change !
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