NTFS File permissions
Posted on 2010-08-24
I was wondering about default permissions given to new folders created on servers.
Let's say I have a Windows 2003 SP2 server part of company.com domain. I (Company\Bruce) am a member of the local administrators group of this server.
1. If I create a folder in D:\Test and create file within this - I see that only the local Administrators group has access to thie folder (along with SYSTEM). Should this be correct? Does this mean that anyone else logging onto the server or trying to connect via UNC doesn't have access?
2. If I wanted to give some Juniors access to the server but not local admin, I guess I could add them to the Remote Desktop group. But does this mean they can create folders, and if so - who has permissions to these? On my test server, users in the Remote Desktop group dont even have access to the D: drive, should this be the case?
3. Let's say I had a highly confidential folder on the server and I wanted only a few people to be able to have access to it (read only). Would I be correct in thinking that I needed to remove the Administrators group from that folder's NTFS permissions and manually add these users?