Windows 2008 Permissions and Inheritance

Posted on 2012-08-15
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Last Modified: 2012-08-20
I have a folder structure and explicit permissions at the top level on a Windows 2008 server.  A user is part of a group that has permissions and was also listed individually which seems to have restricted him and I understand that yet when I remove his individual permission by breaking the inheritance at the top level and force the permissions to propogate down he still remains in certian folders that are inheriting.

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bill_lynch earned 2000 total points
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There are 2 levels of permissions.  I assume he is accessing this folder via a share?  If so then you will need to check the share permissions as well.  A common way this is done is to give full share rights to everyone and then lock the permissions down with ntfs permissions.  Do the folders that he still has access to have inheritance enabled?  Are these folders shared?

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Accessing via DFS and EVERYONE does have Full access at the share level

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Is he in any groups that the folders that are inheriting permissions are getting?

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