Remove Inherited Permission After Previous Attempt Canceled
Posted on 2013-12-10
I was attempting to remove a user permission from a large folder tree on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine but I accidentally canceled the operation part way through. This left the root and some sub-folders without the permission and other sub-folders with the permission. Each sub-folder has an inherited set of permissions but it also has individual permissions so I can't just overwrite the all permissions from the root. Nor can I manually go to each folder and delete the permission because it is inherited from the root. I tried icacls *.* /remove "DOMAIN\User" /T and it went through and said it processed all of the files and folders but when I looked in Windows Explorer, nothing had changed. Is there anyway of continuing the original delete process or do I have to add the user back and then remove the user again?