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So I have a goofy question. I've always refrained from granting permissions at the volume level for any of my end users. I usually create a top level folder on the volume and create the share and set share and NTFS permissions there (big fan of ABE as well as I come from a Novell background).

I was asked today why not set the permissions at the volume/root level? I have a voice inside my head saying it's a bad idea, but I can't think of any technical reasons why you couldn't do it? Specifically, I can't think of a technical reason why I wouldn't create a share there?

Here's what I've always done:

Volume = D:
Folder = D:\Apps

I would set the share and NTFS permissions at the Folder (Apps) level.

Here's what I'm being asked about:

Volume = D:

Asked why I don't just share out "D:" as "Apps" and set share and NTFS permissions there.

Any best practice on this or does it "just depend".

Thanks,
Timmr72
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If you create additional folders on d: you would be granting those rights as well to that folder. So do it at the folder level is best
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Hi,

you can give it to Volume level.

Lets say you want to give read/write permission to userA for D:\Apps.  to achieve this you can also give read/write permission to volume level (D:\ drive) which also inherit to Apps folder.

But here userA also have the read/write permission for other folders in the D:\ drive. In case if userA dont want to access other folders on D drive, then you should manually deny the permission.

You can go with whatever suits you :)
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Thank  you both. Splitting the points.
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