Certain users disappear from security tab in Windows SBS 2003

Posted on 2014-01-16
Last Modified: 2014-02-06
I recently inherited a client, that is running Windows small business server 2003 standard. They have a file on the server that they are giving modify rights to three users. Every time those rights are given to those users, everything works perfectly fine for 2 to 3 days, then two of the users disappear and the remaining user rights change from modified to read only. I have enabled audit logs for that particular file to try to determine what's changing the permissions, but no indicators there. Any ideas on how to resolve this? The file is a production critical object and they need access to this everyday.
Question by:Houston Blancett
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Expert Comment

by:David Atkin
ID: 39785584

I would start by restricting the rights on the folder to the users who need it.  

Check to see if security is inherited from the parent folder.  If it is, stop this and copy the permissions instead.


Author Comment

by:Houston Blancett
ID: 39792746
Sorry for the delay. I just changed their rights by removing inherited and gave them modify again. I'll check it over the next few days to see if it reverted back.
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by:David Atkin
ID: 39793674
Great, thanks for the feedback.  Let us know how you get on.
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Author Comment

by:Houston Blancett
ID: 39794208
All 3 users still have modify rights this morning. I will monitor it thru tomorrow at close to see if everything is good.

Author Comment

by:Houston Blancett
ID: 39796966
Just checked and all modify rights that I assigned have disappeared and reverted back to one user being completely gone out of the security tab and the other two users simply having only read/write capabilities. So unfortunately I'm back to where I started.
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Accepted Solution

David Atkin earned 500 total points
ID: 39797540
Can you check inheritance settings again and confirm its not inheriting still?

Do any other people admin the network as well?

Is it possible to copy the file to another location to see if it has the same results?

Author Comment

by:Houston Blancett
ID: 39797550
I will do all if the above to see if results stick. I believe I am the only admin for this company - at least as far as I know.

Author Closing Comment

by:Houston Blancett
ID: 39838593
Sorry for the long delay. It appears that the folder attribute were corrupt. I created another folder in another location and moved files. Access rights stayed in place. Thanks!

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