Folder Permissions Not replicating to subfolders, files etc
Posted on 2014-07-15
We are having a strange issue with folder permissions. Somehow we (Administrators) were locked out of creating and editing permissions on one of our Folder Shares on the Server. Long Story short, we were able to get the Administrators group added back to the top level of the folder Shares. Lets call this drive the G:\ I've added the Administrators Group, given "Full Controll" to "This Folder, subfolders and files"
For some reason though, "Administrators" is not propagating all the way down to lower sub directories.
For Example, if I go to the Accounting Folder under G:\Shared\ and look at the Security Tab, I can see "Administrators" has Full Control-OK good so far.. The problem is, there are about 50 folders under G:\Shared\Accounting" and some of them have "Administrators" listed with full control, some of them I cant even open or view permissions too.
My Question is why are things NOT propagating all the way down to sub directories and is there anything I can do to force it? I'm not sure when these problems started happening. Administrators had Full Control at one point and I noticed this when I give a new user read/write access to a directory.
*Users CAN NOT change file permissions. Only the IT Department can do that.
*The Server is Windows Server 2008 Enterprise SP2, 12GB of Ram running as a VM on our network and also acts as a print server and serves up users profiles (we have roaming profiles enabled in Active Directory) and their H: Drives as well (all users get 2GB of personal drive space mapped as the letter "H")