troubleshooting Question

Cannot Remove Read only Attribute on sbs2003 install

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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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