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I am trying to share a folder with sub folders from the server with the Domain Users. While I have given Domain Users full control trough the sharing and security tabs, the users can open the files read only. I cannot determine why this would be the case. Help is appreciated.
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by:vverdura
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And the files attributes are "Read-Only"? See this Attributes
Try to propagate the permissions with all child folders
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ienaxxx earned 500 total points
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there are TWO places in which you should place authorizations:

the SHARING security ACLs
the NTFS security ACLs

if you want the authorized users to be able to modify i suggest you to place "everyone" or "Authenticated users" FULL CONTROLL in the SHARING ACLs and to add only the appropriate authorizations in the "security" tab (NTFS part).

the problem is often that the folder is shared with read only whie NTFS allows for full access, but the more restrictive policy wins

Hope this helps.
Bye! :-)
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by:nbittner
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Thanks. I was unaware of whether the sharing or the security tab set the more restrictive setting.

I had more or less set both the NFTS security and sharing permissions equally. Instead of "Everyone" or "Authenticated Users" I had set "Users" to Full Control. So while my setup appeared well and good, the problem was finally determined to be a result of the Server not applying the permissions across the entire contents of the shared folder. The folder size was about 85 GB and it appears that the full control was only being applied to files in a few of the subfolders before timing out, but appearing as if the new permissions were in effect.  

I had been making the permission changes and then selecting OK, then a few file addresses would show in a dialog box for a minute then close. It was not until I selected Apply that the Full Control setting went through the entire folder contents for 5-10 minutes that the permission setting went into effect.

Now files are opening with read/write capability and not read only as before.

No idea why the process would stop before completing all the way.
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glad you found the solution. :-)
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