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I'm having trouble with folder permissions on a SBS 2008. I've shared out a folder but administrators can't change any files in it.

I've checked on the share permissions and users are set to read, and administrator group is set to full control on the root folder. I've checked the NTFS permissions and they are set the same. If I go to advanced and effective permissions and search for my admin account it comes up with full control etc ticked.

But when I go to edit anything in the folders I get "you need permission to perform this action" error.

Does anyone have any ideas why. I've tried with a normal user and they can read the files fine. I've also tried with two different admin accounts but still the same problem.

Thanks
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by:cybera
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Check the folder owner.  Replace it to the administrators group. Also check the disk quota for administrator.
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by:jbits1212
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I am assuming you have setup folder redirectionfor users in group policy or is this just a network share

if folder redirection
did you uncheck the box that says
"grant users exclusive rights"

Let us know

to quote you
"administrator group is set to full control on the root folder"

make sure administrator group is set to full control on this folder ,suub folders and files and apply across the share
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by:rowdybeans
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Its not folder redirections. Its just a shared folder on the network.

I've checked the owner of the folder and it is set to the main admin account. Trying to change this comes up with a Access is Denied error.

I'm doing this on the parent folder. Checking the child folders the permissions are inherited.
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by:jbits1212
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What are the ramifications of of unsharing it taking ownership and access and setting all permissions then resharing it

If you have a creator/owner setting in there and a user has created a file them self you could possibly get locked out of that file.

It might help if you tell us exactly how you want to share this folder i might be able to supply you with screen shots of one of my customers share permissions

also just a thought but what permissions do you have at the smb share level do you know

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by:rowdybeans
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Its basically a folder with drivers and applications in, plus an IT Knowledge base I've started to share with users who are stuck with IT issues, adding printer etc.

I can unshare it and re share out. I've not added it as a mapped drive or anything yet.

I'm not sure what you mean by smb level?
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jbits1212 earned 500 total points
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Hope this helps
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by:rowdybeans
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Thanks, unsharing, giving ownership to the admin group and then resharing has fixed it.

As an added question, I have a folder within this with different reg keys that are used for our letterhead printing software. If the user has read permissions would they be able to run the reg keys?
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Cool

i was going to get some screens of the NTFS permissions
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You might need the execute permissions for your users on the ntfs side
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