Sharing folders by creating user groups in AD
Posted on 2011-09-05
I have a very stupid question to ask - but never the less, still a question I need to resolve. I am obviouslly missing something stupid...
I need to fine tune filesharing on a server.
1) I created groups in AD, for example, Management, Sales, Technical, etc.
2) I then add the appropriate users to the specisifc groups, for example, John Smith to Management allong with other users.
3) I then go to the folder I want the Management group to have permisions over, and add Management to this group (Under Security, and Advance, by adding the group Management, then give it full permision)
With these three steps, this should (in my mind) give management full access to this specific folder. But it does not! The only way I can share this folder, is by adding the individual users to the (security tab) of the folder. Then the user has access, but I cant get this working with User Groups created in Active Directory. I have added the appropriate users to this User Group, it just does not work. If I try and create any other groups for example (Distrubution group - Domain Local, Distribution Group - Universal, Distribution Group - Global) and add the user to it, I cant add this group to a folder to access it, it does not appear.
My questions is - How do I create a User Group in Active Directory, add users to this group, and share a folder by just giving this User group permisions to access this folder, then so automatically give everyone rights to that folder that belongs to that User Group?
Please help - Also, please let me know If I did not explain well enough, I just read it and it sounds a bit confusing. Thank-you in advance!