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Cannot Remove Read only Attribute on sbs2003 install

Posted on 2012-12-20
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Hi Experts,

I have a strange one. I just rebuilt a customers sbs2003 machine, The drives used for files etc remained untouched and came up fine when the machine was rebuilt. As an admin I can do anytthing, create, rename folders and files etc, but when these users who access the same drive through a mapped share try to create a file/folder etc they get access is denied even though I have granted them full access as they should have.

I have gone through and given administrators ownership on the drive and folders. I have also tried right clicking on the folders and unticking the 'read only' option, but after applying it to folders/subfolders etc it just resets itself back to read only.

I have followed this KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326549

and ran the attrib -r +s drive:\<path>\<foldername> /s /d as described, but the attribute keeps resetting back to read only.

I really need to solve this so I can reinstall some applications for the users that run off the shared drive.

Thanks!
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by:Thomas Grassi
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Try switching to D:, cd \ then issuing "attrib -R * /s /d" the "*" forces it to process all files and subfolders
change to which ever drive letter it is

Hope that helps
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Legend!

I think you are onto something there, ran that and got a errors such as " Not resetting hidden file - F:\newZ\Trees\Feijoa\Thumbs.db "

so then found this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/81361

Looks like the files may be hidden also! will remove that attrib and see what happens.
Thanks for the reply! will award points once I have solved this.
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well im back on this, tried the above and it reset back to read only and only an admin on the server can create folders etc,

Tried copying the files to a portable drive and then running this command also and its reset itself, just going to robocopy the files minus permissions to a freshly formatted drive and see how that works.
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hurrah, looks like copying them to another drive via robocopy has solved it..
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