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Need a refresh on troubleshooting a permissions issue with Windows Server 2008

Posted on 2014-04-08
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I have a user on an Active Directory domain through Server 2008; the user's desktop is on Windows 7. He is unable to open a shared folder that other users were able to open. I shared the folder with him directly but he wants the ability to click through to it from the Computer window that lists all the drives.

I am fairly certain that it's just a matter of either changing some user permissions or changing Group Policy to allow him to access that folder. Here's the problem: I have not done any actual Active Directory or Windows Server 2008 management for over a year now and I simply cannot remember where to go or what to look at for troubleshooting. I am hoping that by posting my request here, I will save myself lots of time. I hope someone can give me a refresher on where to go and what to look at when checking conflicts with group policy objects and file permissions.
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by:JurajUQU
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It should be special permission - traverse folder.

Btw why does the user want to go there from the top? Not sure what's the difference. Shortcut perhaps at the top level might do? That's at least what I usually do...
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I'm not really sure why he's asking for it. I just want to use it as a reason to refresh my rusty admin skills. I think your advice applies for an XP/Win2K3 domain but I don't believe it does for Win7/2K8. Let me do a bit of research online, though.
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JurajUQU earned 750 total points
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NTFS permissions still apply

NTFS permissions
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by:jmonolith
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I think you are right. I will try it tomorrow morning.
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