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Access Denied on several files when changing permissions on folder

Posted on 2013-12-04
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Hi,

I have a client who runs a 2011 SBS Server which has a number of shared folders,  Their main shared folder has a sub folder which until today was shared with everyone but now I've been asked to lock it down so that only a few people can see it.  Problem is when I try to change the permissions on that folder it runs through a few files then comes up with "An error occurred while applying security information to: (Path and file name) Access is denied.  If I click continue it runs through a few more files then comes up with more where access is denied.  

Any idea how I can get round this please?

Thanks

Adam
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by:donnk
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You need to stop the folder inheriting  permissions from the parent folder in the advanced tab. Sharing > advanced > tick box off the top of my head

Once you have done this you can lock it down.
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by:amlydiate
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Yep tried that, the folder is no longer inheriting permissions from Parent (during which got loads of access denied errors on various files) and I still have access denied errors. It;s only happening on about 50% of the files in the folder I'd say
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donnk earned 500 total points
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1. drop the share temporarily.
2. take ownership of the whole folder structure.
3. strip ouut any non-standard permisssions from the sub folder after turning off inherited permissions.
4. test.
5. Turn share back on.
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Thanks that worked!
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