Problem setting NTFS and Share permissions while trying to follow AGDLP

Hi there

I'm trying to make sure I have the hang of AGDLP and its implementation before I start cleaning up an AD and file structuring that has been left to fend for itself for more than 6 years with everything that entails up to and including users permitted directly to ressources ;-)

Anyway... just to get me started I created a folder called "Test" on one of our servers, call it "server4".
Went to Security on the folder, chose prevent inheritance, chose copy, and then removed the "SERVER4\Users" entry (Don't know why this one is always there, since it seems to me it just allows any domain user permissions to the folder - any one care to explain?)

Created 4 users, "projman1, projman2, artdir and teamleder1"
Created Global called AllCompanyEmployees-G
Created Domain Local called AllCompanyEmployees-DL
Added the -G to the -DL
Assigned Permissions to the -DL on the "test" folder

I then proceeded to share the folder and added "Authenticated users" with "Allow All" permissions.

Now when I try to map the folder with the "projman1" as alternative credentials I am unable to map the folder.
I checked effective permissions and sure enough... no permissions whatsoever when i lookup projman1 user... if I use my user I have all rights (member of the Company-admins-G that is a member of the SERVER4\Administrators group).

Now the way I see it the "Authenticated Users" should make ample room for the 4 testusers I created simply by typing their password when trying to map the folder... What am I missing here?

Best Regards
Thomas
PanthomAsked:
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FastFngrzCommented:
Windows has a hard time mapping network drives with alternative credentials.. the network stack gets all confused.  Try logging all the way and back in as your Projman1 account.  you can use alternate credentials to test local NTFS permissions, just not network shares.

As far as why Users get some permissions when you create a new folder, check the parent (or grandparent).. somewhere above in the NTFS hierarchy, Users was assigned some ACL.

I recommend getting systemtools.com's dumpacl to report on the permissions before you tank them!  Also, CACLS or XCACLS (built in Windows utilities) can help identify NTFS permissions faster than the GUI.
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PanthomAuthor Commented:
Hi there

Where do I locate the settings for what permissions a folders is assigned by default then?

Because the "test" folder was created on the root of the F: drive on the server.

Best Regards
Thomas
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FastFngrzCommented:
Go to "My Computer", and from there right click the F: drive, Properties-Security.  Those NTFS permissions are the ones inherited down the drive.
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PanthomAuthor Commented:
Hi FastFingrz

I meant where do you change/see the settings for the permissions that are automatically applied to the F:-drive, not where to change the ones that are in place.
Sorry for being unclear on that :)

Best Regards
Thomas
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FastFngrzCommented:
the ACL's on a new folder are always those established from above, possible the root of the drive.  When you look at the ACL's on F:\, any new folder created (F:\test) will have those ACL's inherited.
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