Issue with Windows folder permissions
Posted on 2014-07-30
I'm having an issue with giving a user access to a particular folder on one of our servers.
Server is Windows 2008 R2 and has a folder off the root which is shared as 'Level1'
Under this folder are several levels of subfolder - \\server\level1\level2\level3
The 'level1' share is only accessible to one group (accounts) - no-one else has access to 'level1' or anything under it
I now want to allow another user (not a member of accounts) access to only the 'level3' folder. I go into the Security properties of this folder, and add the user, giving them "full control" permissions.
When the user types '\\server\level1\level2\level3' into Windows Explorer, the contents of the folder is shown (as I would expect). However, the folder is Read Only - ie he cannot Add, Delete, Copy etc any files within this folder.
I've checked 'Effective Permissions' and it shows him as having full rights.
It's not a propagation issue - I've made various 'test' changes which are reflected pretty much straight away.
I've tried removing inheritance from this folder, copying the existing inheritance settings and adding the user again - same result
I've confirmed that the administrator account is the Owner of everything from 'Level1' down
If I go into the 'Sharing' properties of the 'Level3' folder, and click on 'Share' under 'Network File and Folder Sharing', it shows that the user has 'Read/Write' access.
Any idea as to why this isn't working?