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SBS 2011 User Shared Folder Permissions

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I have User Shares set up on an SBS 2011 Server.

The path looks like this:  \\Server\Users\Shares

or

D:\Users\Shares

Everyone has access to their Shares as needed, however, apparently everyone else can access the other shares as well, which is not ok.

D: has several folders and misc. data and is thus shared out to all users. So I have to assume that someone my settings for the drive as a whole are trumping what I have set on my user share path.

I have been fiddling with this for hours without any progress, and the few "examples" I have found aren't really specific to my scenario and haven't helped.

I need instructions, essentially from the top down I'm guessing in order to get this squared away.

Many thanks!
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by:imkottees
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Hi,

you can give folder level permission inside the shares right..
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Yes....
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Each individual user share inside the "Share" folder is setup such that only that user and an administrator has access to that person's share, however, it is not working out that way.
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you have to make sure that permissions are not inherited from parent folder to sub folders.
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So for each individual share, I need to go into Properties--Security--Advanced--Change Permissions

and then UNcheck "Include inheritable permissions from this Objects parent"?

Is there a more efficient way to do this, if this is in fact the correct way?
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maybe you can try with powershell command.
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Well I tested this on one user folder, and was still able to access it with another user account.
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or else you go to properties of each subfolder and remove "everyone" from the ACL. Allow only for Admin and User who wants to access.
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I have done this on a test user share, it's not working though.
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I have a user shared folder that is not inheriting any permissions and only has the user and an admin with permission to access, but something is still overriding it.
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I got this figured out on my own. Essentially had to swap one user type with another and then restrict their permission to only be applied to the shared folder only so it wouldn't carry over to the individual user shares.
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Gave you some points for trying to help, Thank you.
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