Do Networks Shares Need SYSTEM Permission?

Posted on 2012-09-05
Last Modified: 2013-02-24
I am migrating to a new server, and moving user files accessible via network shares to the new server.  There is a SYSTEM permission in the security tab with full access.  Some of my current shares have SYSTEM permission with full access, and some do not.  Do I need a SYSTEM permission in the share permissions?
Question by:Harold Krongelb
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    Simple answer, NO you do not need to have System or any specific user or group assigned to any share or folder permission.  They can be completely customized for how you want to set it up.
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    More elaborate answer is that the SYSTEM account is used by many services such as indexing and many virus software products like Norton Internet Security.

    So yes you can remove it but I would caution against it unless there is a very good reason.

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