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I have two issues; Im building a 2008 file server,
1.      The issue is in 2008, I've created a new drive and the permissions are; creator owner, everyone, systems, administrators, users (server).  When I remove the users and everyone, I can longer get into the folder, permission is denied, though I'm a domain admin and yes the domain admin is in the servers local admin group.  
2.      I dont mind inheriting permissions, but I want to be able to copy over permissions and then remove those users/groups I do not want, but I dont see anyway.
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> #1

This is by design. In your 'normal' user token (before having elevated at a UAC prompt) you do not have any Administrator privileges. Therefore, the Administrator group does not apply, and you are denied access.

If you elevate a UAC prompt or run a program as Administrator, that is the only time you have true Admin privileges on your account and will have access to the drive.

Currently, this is a known issue with Windows Server 2008 and NTFS file permissions. At present, the only way around this is to make the user a member of another, custom group which has the permissions assigned on the drive. This will give you access to the drive without elevating at UAC.

> #2

I'm not too sure what you're talking about. If you need to copy files between servers/shares and retain their NTFS permissions, look at the robocopy tool with the /COPYALL switch.

-Matt
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by:Puke Foo
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The first answer is perfect, thank you.  

The second, I'm referring to server 2003, if I choice to not inherent permissions I can uncheck "allow inheritable from the parent to propagate etc..." then I get the option of copy or remove.  I choice copy and then remove the group/users or add the groups/users I want.  I don't seem to be able to accomplish this.  I can't choose to remove inheritable permissions, anyone know how?
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So to clarify matters, if you uncheck the inherit option, and you press 'Remove', no permissions are removed?

-Matt
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I've figured it out with your help thanks tigermatt
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