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Windows Server 2003 SP2 Can't assign folder permissions

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I needed to add a user to the permissions on a folder. It appears to have been successful as the effective permissions displays correctly. However the user can't access that particular folder or it's sub-folders.

The user previously had permissions to that exact folder, but went on leave and other (temporary) user was using her PC, hence I had to revoke the rights and now need to re-invoke.
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Has the user logged-off and then back on since the permissions were changed?  Also, are the permissions applied directly to the folder in question or are they being inherited from a parent folder?
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Rebooted the PC many times.
They were being inherited from the parent, but I have broken that link.
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Interesting and frustrating!  Does this happen if you create/assign a different user or does it appear to be limited to this one user?
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Ok, I have added another user to that folder permission, one that has never had access to it before and it works.

So appears to be a "feature" of that user ...
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When you apply the permissions to the existing user, have you tried applying them via the advanced permissions dialog and then selecting the "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object" to force a reset of permissions?
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Yes, multiple times.
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There are only three things I can think of at this point (in order of ease of application):

1)   Are you absolutely sure there are no 'deny' permissions overriding 'allow' permissions for the user in question?  Are you certain the user is not a member of a group that has any deny permissions set on the resource share in question?
2)   Try resetting the user's password via active directory and see if that helps
3)   Backup any files for that user, delete the user completely from AD, create a new user, transfer backed up files

The 3rd option will work for sure, but doesn't really give you an indication of why this is happening in the first place.  It should not be happening at all, obviously, and you've taken the proper steps to troubleshoot.
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Thanks, 2 was the clue. I had forgotten to amend the login script after the user returned from leave so she was effectively logging on as someone else (who of course didn't have rights). Thanks for your help and apologies for the stupidity. :)
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No problem, we all have those moments ;-)  Glad you got it sorted out.
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