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I would like to take a normal Domain user and put them in charge of giving rights to sub folders, assiging security groups to JUST one folder and all its sub folders.

This person would only be able to administer just this one folder and subs.  YET not have the rights to changes any other folder where the initial folder is located.

In other words give full admin rights  to just one person for that particular folder.  So that the person can manage that area.

I was wondering if there was a way that I could do this in AD, or is my only option is to make this domain user the
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by:Chris H
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Right click the folder and go to properties.

go to security tab

click advanced

click change permissions

uncheck include inheritable permissions form this objects' parents (This deletes all the prior inherited permissions and allows you to make it exclusive)

You will be prompted to copy or remove.

click remove

add your user and assign them full permission.

From there, anything created inside will inherit strictly him or her as admin
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by:lberthiaume
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I have tried all that,
What about adding security groups, other users and adding permissions to other sub folders in that directory?
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by:Chris H
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You would just uncheck the "inheritable permissions form this objects' parents" box on the sub folders and add the security groups and or users you're trying to add.  This works, I've done it a billion times.
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by:lberthiaume
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I think I may not be explaining myself, I want the USER to manage the the file security structure and sub folders Just for that one folder.  
As domain admin i can add and   remove permissions at will. Not and issue.  

Mydelema is that short of Sharepoint, I would like a normal user to be an adminsitrator of  ONE folder and all its sub folders. Meaning the user would be able to add and remove permissions and security groups to and from that structure.
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Giving that "USER" full permission to that folder as I described does exactly just that.  A step down from that folder, user would have whatever permissions they normally do, step up into that directory and they would essentially be admin of that directory and any other directory created underneath it via parent propagation.

The apply to "This folder, subfolder and files".

Before that screen, you need to uncheck the inherit option and tell it to remove.  That will wipe out all the permissions and you can scrutinize from there.
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