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Unable to apply permissions on mounted drives

Posted on 2014-07-18
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Hi
 I have a Windows 2008R2 server that is part of a domain that has mounted SAN drives. However users are able to browse on a non-mounted directory but not on a  mounted Directory with the same permissions. I would appreciate your assistance with this.
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by:Merete
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A mounted drive is a drive that is mapped to an empty folder on a volume that uses the NTFS file system.
Try sharing the folder it is mounted to.
Have you rebooted and allowed the settings to settle?
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by:Phil Mapfumo
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I have rebooted the machine but still there is no change. I would like the mounted drives to inherit the permission from the root drive. I have found this link
http://jthys.wordpress.com/2010/09/04/microsoft-volume-mount-points-list-folder-permissions/

 However l am not sure what he means by :

1.Create an empty folder Users3 under the root folder.
2.Initialize disk and format the volume in Disk Management.
3.Mount the new Volume to the empty folder Users3

 I cannot really initialize and  format the volume as l have many files on the volume or am l misunderstanding the process
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by:Phil Mapfumo
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Merete
 I not sure what is being suggested in the link that you have provided, does that mean that the l can apply the permissons to a root folder or drive and there will be inherited by the mounted folder
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Merete earned 500 total points
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What caught my eye was the two points>
the first one and is his problem>
In this case the actual shares are child folders and not the root, so as long as users have list rights at the mount point, they should be able to get to the actual shares. The part that I am trying to understand is, why can I not correctly change permissions on the mount point itself.
The other refers to the mount point and the folder>
The key for this to work seems to be leaving the default everyone's group in the mount point permissions and then adding any new groups that are required to make the folder permissions match the mount point permissions.
 If you remove the default "everyone" which is inherited form the root volume, permissions do not work correctly.
I think this is a bug related to mount points that people should be aware of when setting permissions.
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