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How to correctly assign NTFS permission on Windows 2008 share folder

Posted on 2011-09-18
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Hi Experts,

I have a share folder name "Departments" and inside that folder there are several folders with department names.  All folders are configure to have their NTFS security permission assign according to their group. Example: If you are a staff of the HR department then they will be inside the HR security group, and that group is assign to the HR folder with full permission.

The problem I am having is that users can copy and paste other folders they are not allow, to the Folder they have permission.
Example:  HR Folder is only accessible to users that are in the HR group, but users from another Departments like "Administration" can copy the HR folder and pasted it on their Administration folder.  

The users from "Administration Group" cannot access the HR folder when they double click.  This is happening to every folder.  Users do not have access to a particular folder but they can copy the folder and have access.

Folder permissions are as follow:

Share folder -- Departments -- shared permission  "Everyone Full control"
                      NTFS Permission-- "creators owner full control" - "Admins full control" - "Authenticated user- Read only"

ALL folders inside Department folders have "creators owner -Full control"  "admin -full control" and Full control to the group the folder belown to.

Thanks,
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by:MwaZone
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Hallo,

In the "Departments" folder (containing your departments folders) have you granted "your default users or everyone" group more then [Traverse folder / execute file], [List folder / read data], [Read attributes], [read extended attributes], [read permissions] to [This Foler...] ?

The share "Departments" only have to have this permissions:
Group                                 Permissions                      Applied on
Default Users Group              Listed above                     This Folder only
SYSTEM                                 All                                      This Folder, Subfolders and Files
Administrators                        All                                      This Folder, Subfolders and Files

Default users group being the group your using today ex. Everyone / Auth.Users / Domain Users
Administrators being the group your admins are members of

Being some thing like the attached image, but your departments subfolders need to have the Auth.users replaced with the departm.group and the permissions needed....
If other groups is used for some other purpose this may still be needed, but be sure that it is not taking effect / overlapping.

Hope this is useful!
ntfs-permissions.png
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by:kiquee
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Hi,

I have the "Department" folder as you specify and the result is the same.  I did notices if I remove   "[Traverse folder / execute file], [Read attributes], [read extended attributes]," [read permissions] AND NOT [List folder / read data], .  Then the result is what I want, that the user cannot copy whats inside a folder that they dont have permission to access.

The only thing is that when they try to copy and paste a folder they dont have access ,they can copy just the main folder ONLY( ex, LIKE HR Administration), , but nothing inside. Which that's GOOD!  This only happens with WIndows XP and not Windows 7.


Also, I will like to know if there is a way to prevent users that have access to a folder inside the "deparment folder" to not be able to delete from the main deparment folder?

Ex.  A user can access the HR folder, delete folders and files and modify without any issues, I will like that user to not be able to delete from the HR folder. because if they do everything inside the HR folder will be delete.  So to make it clear, I will not like the user to go under the HR folder and rigth click the mice and hit delete, because everything inside the HR folder will be delete.

I have deselected the delete permission in the advance option, but this only prevent the HR folder to be delete but not documents or folders inside the HR folder.

Any ideas?

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MwaZone earned 500 total points
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Hi,

To prevent deletetion of both the HR folder it self and sub folders and files (ex. documents etc.) your will have to be sure that all NTFS permissions that relate to the users don't have [Delete subfolders and files] and the [Delete] and that it is applied to [This folder, subfolders and files] in the permissions.

And be sure that you cover all the groups etc. that have effect on the users.
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by:kiquee
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I had to change the permission on other folders too.  the answer was partially correct.
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