Folder Access Permissions Dilemna

Posted on 2011-05-03
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
PLease excuse the simplicity of this question but i am a bit frustrated...

we have a login script for users we have drive mapping all users to the following:
the Share folder is a shared folder with Domain Admins/Administrators full control and Domain Users and Everyone List Folder Content rights only
in this folder users have folders that we want to make only accessible to them and Administrators of course.
in this scenario, users can browse the folders and even see files and sub folders but thet cannot save any files in these directories, giving read only or access denied messages.

How can i get the share in script for all users and keep the permissions on folders below the share folder without giving all access to each folder under the share folder.

Sorry for the simplicity, but i always say after you have looked at for so long and cannot see it, let someone outside of your situiation help you find the problem.

All help is greatly needed and appreciated.

Question by:David Elebute
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    You would need to turn off inheritence of folder permissions on the shared folder. If you right click the folders and go to properties, click the security tab and click the advanced button. From here you can fine tune the permissions settings and inheritence level that you want. You would want to remove the checkbox in Include Inheritable Permissions from this object's parent and then modify the Apply To setting for each entry in the ACL to meet your needs.

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    by:David Elebute
    Thanks for the quick response, but the way the folder is setup there are no inheritable permissions set, that is why this is so baffling. i needed to share the folder so the scrip would work and when i did i only set the domaion admins and adinistrator with full access, then teh the script did not work as the folder was not seen by anyone, then i added everone group with the list folder contnts only permission and users could then see the share folder and all folders underneath, but then got access denied even on folders where the users has full conntrol. really got me off base
    Any other suggestions?


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