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Sharing folders using user groups in Windows 2008 server.

Posted on 2011-09-05
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Hi,

I am trying to share folders using user groups in the AD on Windows 2008 server. On Windows 2003 server, one would normaly follow the following procedure:

1) Create your user group and assign users to this group in the Windows AD
2) Create the folder, and share it to "domain Users" with full permisions.
3) Go to the NTFS permisions of this folder, and assign it to the group that you have created in the AD, and give it the appropriate permissions.

Bob's your uncle, it then works. But following the above on a Windows 2008 server has diffrent results, for example:

1) I create my User Group in AD, and assign my users to it
2) I create a folder and share it to the domain users
3) I then go to the NTFS permisions of this folder, and assign it to the group that you have created in the AD, and give it the appropriate permissions
                                                  Problem is:
Regardless to the user groups I assign in the NTFS security, everyone still has access to the folder. Nothing I do in the NTFS security on Windows 2008 server, when I add users or remove users from the group I added to the folder changes. The only thing I can do to change "something" is on the share, when I reduce the access level on the domain user from "Co-Ownder" to contributer, or lower. A typlical share that I create on Windows server 2008 lookd like this:

Share permisions:
Administrator (owner)
Domain Users (Co-Owner)

NTFS Permisions (Management)   <-- a group I created in the AD, there are 2 users that belong to this group

Regardles of the above config, everyone still has access to this folder. In Windows 2003, this normaly works great without fail.

Please tell me what I am missing....

Thank-you!
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by:Mike Kline
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There is nothing else listed in the NTFS permissions other than than the one group?  Could you post a screen shot if possible.  

Thanks

Mike
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by:Mabr0
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Hi wimpie_asg,

I would like to see please the snap shot for  Managment Group in  2003 and 2008 at least to see the configuration of that Group.
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by:wimpie_asg
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Apolegies for the amature picture(s), I hope you can make out what it is all about.

You might have to download the picture if it is to small on the web browser, it would be big in Paint.
Sharing-Permissions.jpg
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by:wimpie_asg
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My apolegies - on this screen shot I marked the User group - I did not indicate the User Group in the previous image capture.
Sharing-Permissions.jpg
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by:wimpie_asg
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Anyone please - this is anoying issue to have since it works great on Windows 2003, but not Windows 2008.
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by:TecnicalAdmin
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If your problem is that all users mustn't read the content of the shared folder, i suggest you to use the advanced sharing instead of simple sharing.
With advanced sharing
Otherwise if you problem is that all users con read the content but mustn't modify it, i suggest you to remove domain users from the NTFS Permission or change the permission from Modify to Read Only.

:)
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Hi,

Thank-you.

The problem I have is, I created a group in AD, and added two users to it. I then add this group in the NTFS file permisions, and give it the appropriate access level. Even though I add domain users to the directory share, and add this group, everyone still has access to it. I want only the group with the two users to have access to it. This works 100% in Windows server 2003, but I cant do it the same in Windows 2008 server.

I only want the user group I added to the NTFS share to have access, no one else.
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Mike Kline earned 500 total points
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in your screenshot it looks like Users have "read and execute" rights to the R and J folder.


Thanks


Mike
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Hi,

Yes, I think you have to remove Inheritable permission from the object.

Thnks
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