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File permissions doesn't seem to work

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I'm behind a windows server 2008. I'm trying to change an access file permission that is on network. I gave full control to a specific user for both accdb and accde files. But whenever i try to open this file with the desired user, the file is opened as read-only. What is happening?
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Hello,
Are there any GPOs that the user is part of (or any groups that the user is part of) that is doing an explicit deny?  Denies always override everything else.
Thanks,
Kelly W.

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No, there's no deny in any user or group. On effective permissions all items are checked.

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Hello,

When you say you grant them file permission, is it at the share or NTFS level?  If it is at the share level then you will need to make a change at the NTFS level.

Share vs. NTFS
Share permissions are the permissions you set for a folder when you share that folder. The share permissions determine the type of access others have to the shared folder across the network. There are three types of share permissions: Full Control, Change, and Read.

NTFS permissions determine the action users can take for a folder or file both across the network and locally. Unlike share permissions, NTFS permissions offer several other permissions besides Full Control, Change, and Read that can be set for groups or individually. The most restrictive permission applies when share and NTFS permissions conflict.

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I'm right clicking the file, going to Properties and then to tab Security. The root folder is shared as read only for this user, but i made this change and expected it to work.
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Good call Pber on the break down.

Also, before proceeding, create a test folder, test users, and test out the share permissions and the NTFS (Folder/File security). This will help you get a better feel.

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That's it. Sharing permissions were restricting my NTFS permissions. Pber solution to the problem is awesome. I gave a change permission on sharing level and set users to read permission on NTFS level. Then i go fine tuning the files i need users to modify. Thanks a lot.
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