NTFS permission

Posted on 2010-01-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Hi All,

I have share on the folder called PUBLIC, withing PUBLIC i have few other folders.

I have mapped PUBLIC to all users.

now i want to  prevent users from creating files and creatng/deleting folders under public but allow full access to all the folders so they can create or delete anything withing the folders under public.

what share permission and NTFS should i apply to Public etc.

Question by:aucklandnz
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    Expert Comment


    You will need change share permissions on PUBLIC. You need to set the NTFS permissions on PUBLIC so that the users groups only have read, list folder contents and read and execute permissions for PUBLIC.

    Then you need to set the sub-folders and files under PUBLIC with modify NTFS permissions. This should allow the users to create/edit in the sub-folders of PUBLIC but not create new folders/files at the root of PUBLIC.

    I hope this makes sense.
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    Author Comment

    thanks for your reply.

    what share permission should i assign ?

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    Accepted Solution

    NTFS permissions are inherited by child folders from root folder by default. so the permissions which you gave for root folder(PUBLIC) will be given for all subfolders(still you ve chance to modify the permissions of child folders)
    1) You can give read permissions for root folder, so that all can read the PUBLIC folder and see the contents but they can not create  any files in it.
    2) Now you can assign permissions to each and every folder with respect to users or groups. But a suggestions is not to give full access, since they may get right to delete the folder which you created for them.
    All the Best. Let me know if you have any clarifications  or it helped you.
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    Expert Comment

    "You will need change share permissions on PUBLIC."
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    Assisted Solution

    Hi, best approach is just give full permission to everyone for the Share Permission and just adjust the NTFS security permission under the security tab base on your security needs.  Easier to manage and less layers of security.  Usually NTFS permission on a private network is good enough.

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