UNC Path and Permissions
Posted on 2009-07-15
I wanted to try and get clarification on how UNC paths function. My understanding that when typing a UNC path, for instance to access a server running server 2003 I would use \\server01\share\foldera\folderb that each folder or hop required that you had permissions to move to the next level below.
However recently I ran into a case where a user did not have any rights to foldera but was able to access folderb if the full UNC path was entered. It seems that UNC acts in the same way a share would to bypass folders at higher levels that the user does not have access to. I didn't find any good information online so any help you can provide would be great.