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File Server and DC on one server - Unable to change file permissions

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I have a server 2008 box that is setup both as a domain controller and as a file server. Everything was running fine until recently. For some reason, any new folder or file created shows up as ready only. I know this isn't best practices, but how do I properly setup file shares with read/write permissions on a 2008 server that is also a DC. I believe the forest level is at 2000.
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by:Will Szymkowski
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Someone has probbaly enabled this on the Root Share or directory. Right click the root directory, select properties, uncheck Read only, click apply, this will then ask you if you want to apply the configuration to all of the Subfolders and Files click yes.

Also, it is not a good practice to have your file server on a Domain Controller for the simple fact that on a DC it uses the local administrator account as the domain admin account. You will need to have domain admin privlegdes to do any administrative work, but then you are opening your entire domain to users that might not be authorized.


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David Atkin earned 500 total points
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Hello,

It sounds like the permissions are being inherited from futher up the tree.  If this is in a specific folder, check the security permissions on the parent folder.  Check if permissions are being inherited.

Give your user account or the admin account full controll/ownership over the folders if needed.  Then give the correct user permissions from there.

Check Share permissions as well to make sure that users have full access/modify permissions.  If they have read only permissions on the share then it will override the file security permissions.
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by:McKnife
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Could it be simply default Settings not being edited?
->Any share you create has the default share permission everyone:read. Adjust it to everyone: modify. [not to be confused with NTFS perms]
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