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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.
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by:David Atkin
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Hello,

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.


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by:Houston Blancett
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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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Great, thanks for the feedback.  Let us know how you get on.
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by:Houston Blancett
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All 3 users still have modify rights this morning. I will monitor it thru tomorrow at close to see if everything is good.
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by:Houston Blancett
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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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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?
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by:Houston Blancett
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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.
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by:Houston Blancett
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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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