File Attribute changing to Read Only

Posted on 2012-08-21
Last Modified: 2012-09-17

Ive a couple of incidents whereby the files on the File Share Server change to read only. Im able to reset the attribute but would like to know why its happening and how I can stop it.

Ive checked the server for virus using both malwarebytes and AVG server and nothing has been found.

The files in question form whats know in the office has the P drive. All windows XP clients have access to this share and they all have been scanned for virus/malwarebytes and are clean.

Any ideas on how this is happening?

Question by:daiwhyte
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    You should check if the clients have full control if they have the could change to read only by mistake or ... Give only domain admin or minimum the file server admin only fullcontrol rights on these shares. Not every change is being done by malware sometimes the malware sits in front of the computer.
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