Server 2003 Subfolder File Permissions
Posted on 2011-10-22
I am having an issue trying to delete certain folders/files on a Windows 2003 server.
I am getting access denied. I know the files are not open. It is an issue with permissions but I can't seem to figure out a way to fix the problem.
When I get an access denied error on a specific folder, the files show on the security tab that administrators only have Read Only Access. I have tried a variety of methods to change this automatically on all folders/files to give admin modify or full control (not just read only) but nothing seems to work (below are the 5 methods I have used):
1. Main Folder > Security > Grant permission to domain admin
>(check) Inherit from parent the permission entries that
apply to child objects.
> (uncheck) Replace permission entries on all child objects
with entries show here that apply to child objects
2. Takeown /f foldername /r
3. icacls path\folder /GRANT Administrators:f
4. Unlocker program
5. attrib -s -r -h -a
Any ideas on what else I can do?