SBS 2008 - NTFS Permissions too liberal by default
Posted on 2010-08-27
1. The complaint I have seems odd to me but our data drive has default NTFS permissions that allow more access to files and folders that I believe our SBS users should have. We are trying to make sure that only people from the Accounting Security Group can access files inside the Accounting folder but by default, SBS 2008 has applied quite liberal permissions to the root of our drive using the "Users" group, and those permissions are inherited by all subfolders.
I think it's a simple thing to go into this drive and change these permissions but I'm trying to figure out if Microsoft knows something that I don't about what permissions are likely needed on our shared data drive.
2. There is one more caveat with this "liberal permissions" and I've posted a separate question about that. When a user copies a file or folder into one of these "public shares" they are the owner of the file or folder and it appears I can take ownership of that file or folder but I'm unable to remove the original owner from the permissions. I really don't want the original owner to retain their ownership and custom permissions when they copy a file or folder into a public share. Is there some way to turn this "feature" off?