Shared folders on the network

We have a shared folder on the network in which put there files.  I logged in as the administrator and changed the security settings of a folder so that only certain people can look at said folder and files.  It kept saying I didn't have permission to make the changes, and I ended up having to log on as the user who had created the folder to change the security settings.  Why wouldn't it let me change the security settings as the administrator?
TomBallaAsked:
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SStoryCommented:
Is this a domain? Did you log in as the Domain Admin or machine admin?
TomBallaAuthor Commented:
It is a domain, and I logged in as a domain admin.
Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
IT depends on the share.  You would want to take ownership of the folder under Security > Advanced > Ownership of the folder.

Go back to Security and add the users you want and Apply.  Go back into the Advanced > Permissions and make sure to put a check in the box to apply to all child objects.  This will apply the folders permissions to all items within it

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SStoryCommented:
Nick may be right, though I don't know why a Domain Admin would ever be locked out of anything. Access to everything should be implied by being a Domain Admin. I have had to take ownership at times when it didn't really make sense since I was an admin. I guess it is worth a try.
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