Folders and SubFolders permission - server 2003

Posted on 2012-08-27
Last Modified: 2012-08-27
Not sure if this is the proper place to post this question.

I have few hundred folders and subfolders (Server 2003)
I add users to these folders regularly.
some users will be read only - Some write Only - some Both.

when I right click on the main folder/properties/securities / highlight the user/ advanced / I put a check mark on allow inheritable permission .....

The user is able to enter and view the main folder, (not the sub folders), in order to be able to view the sub folders, I need to go into each sub folder and add the new user.

is there any command I can use that will give permission to folders and sub folders.

Your help is appreciated.
Question by:Wass_QA
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    Accepted Solution

    If all subfolders are to have the same permissions as the "main folder" then there is a second check box for that:

    "Replace all child objects permissions with inheritable permissions from this object"

    Author Comment

    that was easy,

    when I add new sub-folders, do I have to do this again?

    LVL 25

    Expert Comment

    No - as long as they are set to inherit (default) they will get what is assigned to the folder above.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you

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