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User Folder Permissions Server 2008 R2

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I have a Server 2008 R2 with 75 users on and all of the user folders have "domain users" with full access.

If i remove the permission from the Users folder and force it to apply it to all subfolders, is there a quick way to give all users permissions back to their own folder?

All users are in Active Directory
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by:Will Szymkowski
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You will not be able to do this from the GUI within Windows in a single shot. You can remove parent security permissions from subfolders (as you know) but you cannot add individual users to individual folders in one shot (not with GUI).

You might however be able to write a command using "cacls" but this might take some time and testing to get it write.

There is a program out there called NTFSSetter which might do the trick for you. Link is below...
http://digitallibraryworld.com/?p=102

Hope this helps!
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by:GarveyJ
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Hi Spec01,

Thanks for your reply, that program would do the job however I found a much quicker way.

I remove all permissions from the users share so that nobody had access then in AD I selected all users and set there H:\ (personal) drive to \\servername\users\%username% and it gave me the error that the user didn't have permission and asked me if I would like to fix the error, which it then did automatically for me.

James
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 350 points for Seaton007's comment #a38345572
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for the following reason:

Seaton007 your fix works on all OS so I set your reply as the best solution.
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