Permissions Help Needed w/ MS Server 2003
Posted on 2012-08-10
Our business has a scanner that must remain off the network. So when we scan a document, it was sent to the laptop (attached to the scanner - running XP) where we would save the file to a flash drive and literally WALK it over to our server for placement on the network and so that the users could all access it.
Well, someone stole the laptop and the scanner went ka-put. So we bought a new Brother 9320 All-in-One with a USB slot on the front. Now we simply scan and save DIRECTLY to the flash drive --> Walk it over to the server, and paste the file on the network.
THE PROBLEM: Even though we are pasting the file into the networked drive using the same method, our staff can view, access, and read the file just fine. However, we cannot attach the file to our email (using MS Outlook 2007) anymore UNLESS the file was saved onto the server while logged into the account of the person sending the email.
So if user A logs into the server as user A and saves the file on the network for everyone to see - but user B tries to attach it to an email - user B cannot attach it due to a permissions error. However, user A can attach it just fine.
I checked the permissions policy on the server and "Authorized Users" is listed as having full privileges, and I manually added the others users a few times just to check - but still had no success.
Any idea what we can do on the server? I feel like the old computer (laptop running XP) was assigning some kind of user permissions that were inherited by the server, which allowed everyone to have full functionality to the file - but I have never seen anything like this before.