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Its been a while since I studied this topic but I remember there is a BEST PRACTICES way of setting up a new share on a folder in Windows Server 2003.
When you set up a Folder for sharing the first time, there is a PERMISSIONS Button on the SHARING Tab. When you press the button it opes a window with Everyone in the top group with READ rights, by default I believe.

Then there is the SECURITY Tab. WHen you open that window it has the Regular Security settings window with SYSTEM and OWNER etc. with a long list of rights that can assigned to the selected user or group.

The question is then...Should the PERMISSIONS button be used at all in a normal Windows 2003 Active Directory Domain? And if so...how? IE: Remove EVERYONE ?

Then ad the Everyone Item back in Under the SECURITY Tab? And others as appropriate?

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As a best practice, it is most efficient to configure share permissions with Authenticated Users having Full Control access. Then, the NTFS permissions should configure each group with standard permissions. This provides excellent security for local and network access to the resource. It also provides excellent protection of the resource for when it is backed up and when the resource name is changed or relocated. As I said earlier, the NTFS permissions will protect the resource even if the share permissions are set to Full Control access.
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also good to remember that microsoft servers use MOST RESTRICTIVE as its priority, so when changing security settings make sure they match your share permissions, if you dont you will have an access denied issue without realizing it.

(simply if you have authorized users full control in permissions and then change the folder security to a specific security group, only the members of that group will have access)
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