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Hey Everyone,

I currently have a 2008 server that has some permissions that I need to change. I have to go through quite a few folders and I'm trying to find an easier way to do what I need to do. Ideally it would be nice to set my permissions on a folder so it propagates down through sub folders and files. Then, set different permissions on that folder it's self so it doesn't propagate down to the child objects. Is this possible?

--Folder (Set permissions on this so it doesn't propagate down)
      |
    Child Folder
      |
    Child Folder


Thanks Everyone!
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Question by:WindhamSD
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by:Geodash
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WHen you look at the security on the folder, there are 2 checkboxes -

One for "Include inheritable permissions from this objects parent"

and

"Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions form this object"

If the first is checked, it gains the same permissions as the parent. With the second checked, it pushes the permissions to everything under the parent.
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by:Geodash
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Sorry, if you do not know how to get to those permissions

Right CLick Folder > Properties > Security > Advanced > Change Permissions
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by:Geodash
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You can set the permissions to propagate down from the parent using the second check box. when that is done, remove the check box and set permissions on the root so it doesn't propagate down.

Sorry for so many replies, I have not had my coffee yet this AM.
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by:WindhamSD
ID: 37772225
Thanks for the quick response Geo,

The files in those sub folders are user folders and some other things. Will selecting the second check box remove the permissions AD set on the user folder as well? Obviously I don't want that to happen haha.

I appreciate all of your help
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by:Geodash
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Yes it will. If you push the permissions down from a parent, it will override everything under it and give it the permissions that the parent has.
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Geodash earned 500 total points
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I recommend setting up a test folder. Create some other files and folders under it. Pay with the NTFS permissions and propagating to get the best scenario for you your environment.

I have had to clean up LARGE file servers this way and it was a PAIN! But once it is done, it is much better and cleaner.
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by:WindhamSD
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Thanks again Geo,

It looks like I really have no other choice after testing. But you gave me the answer. May not have been the most convenient answer but it is what it is. Time to put on my headphones and get lost in NTFS permissions.

Have a great day!
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by:Geodash
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Cheers and have fun!
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