Folder Permission issue or Adobe?

Posted on 2011-10-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a 08 server. Every one has a mapped drive to company share N:\
Within The N:\ drive are several folder.

There is one Attachments, domain admins and domain users full access. I told it to apple these to all subfolder. This Main Attachments folder does not inherit rights.

Users can go in make a folder and save these pdf forms we have in there.

When the next department reviews them and tries to save them, they do a save as. I have the rights enabled in adobe so people can save the form, but when the next department tries to they get the save as prompt. Office docs in these folder work ok.

Forgot to mention when i test from a domain admin account it saves ok, but any other user i get the save as prompt. And no it is not because it is open it is with all these.
Question by:valmatic
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    You never want to grant users full control to anything, just grant them modify permissions. Modify gives them permissions to do everything to a file/directory, except mess with permissions. If you give users permissions they can either intentionally mess up permissions to keep others out, or unintentionally do it when "file owner" permissions get applied.

    Also, use localhost\administrators (where localhost is the name of the server... make sure you use the servers local administrators group) instead of Domain Admins. Domain Admins get added to the servers local administrators group when they join a domain, so they will get the permissions anyway. Using the local group instead of Domain Admins makes sure you can properly administer the permissions if there are any problems with the domain, or for some reason you have to change domains. Not a huge deal, but trivial to implement & can save a fair bit of pain in some uncommon situations later.

    Go into the root folder of the share and change the permissions to localhost\administrators full control & then grant whatever groups you want to give access (domain users in your case) modify permissions. Then make sure you check the "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions form this object" so it forces the new permissions all the way down the tree.

    Personally I have all my shared folders on a dedicated data drive. On the root of the drive admins have full control, along with any backup services accounts & the local system account. I leave the "Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent" checked everywhere so those admin permissions end up everywhere. I only add in users modify permissions where needed.
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    that is good general advice but is not specific to why i am having this problem. I gave domain users full access to that one folder since it is where they had these issues so i figured with these rights it would work but it still keeps sayng save as when the save. Dont know why it only happens on the pdfs but not the office docs.
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