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File permissions question for windows server sbs 2011 standard, but it's just general windows question

Posted on 2014-07-21
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there's group A and group B.  group A can access the share \\server\folder1

The share permissions on folder1 is everyone has full control
the ntfs permissions give group A the folder, subfolder and files full access.

we want group b to have full access to 1 file (an excel spreadsheet) in folder 1
We gave group b full access to that file.  But since they have no permissions to folder 1 itself, someone here said to give list folder / read data permissions.

but when a group b user tries to save, they get access denied.  we don't want them to open or do anything with any other file in that folder.
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Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
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It's really unwise to set permissions on a single file different from a folder.  A better solution would be to create a shared drive that allows both groups full access to the folder.

As for permissions, Most Restrictive wins.  If the Share permissions don't list Group B and/or are listed as read only, then it doesn't matter what the NTFS permissions are.  

Further, I generally set Share permissions to EVERYONE - FULL - then I set permissions by NTFS.
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