File Server Permission issues

i am having issues with permission, i changed permission on the parent folder but some folders still not inheriting permission how can i fix i am domain admin.
Jorge OcampoAsked:
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
I assume you want to use the Advanced,  Change permissions, "Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object." Did you try that?
Jorge OcampoAuthor Commented:
Yes already did and i just get access denied to sub folders already checked effective permissions and i already took ownership of the files so at this point im confused
Steven CarnahanNetwork ManagerCommented:
Sometimes you need to use the bottom up approach.  Go to the folders that are not inheriting and turn on inheritance.
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Jorge OcampoAuthor Commented:
yup... i am familiar with that but there is over 100 files with this issue any bulk solution?
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
FWIW, also consider using the command-line version. The /R switch recurses the subfolders: TAKEOWN /F parentdir /R /A
Steven CarnahanNetwork ManagerCommented:
You could take a look at Microsoft's powershell script to set the "allow inheritable..."
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
To perform this action you need to Take Ownership of the files and folders beneath. Take Ownership from the partent folder and propegate Owner permissions to child folders and files.

Jorge OcampoAuthor Commented:
@Will that would take a lot of time because there is 100 of files is there a bulk way to do this?
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
All you need to do is do it from the Parent folder and make sure that you propogate changes to ALL sub folders.

Jorge OcampoAuthor Commented:
i did it just tells me access denied for certain files but if i go to the file and do it by itself it works
Steven CarnahanNetwork ManagerCommented:
I ran into this when we had undergone a re-org awhile back.  To take ownership of an entire tree structure is difficult at best.  Thanks to an individual named Sam McGeown for posting a Power Shell script it was a little easier.  

You can find his article and script at:
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You can do this from the command line using the TakeOwn command.

Open Command Prompt
Go to the Root Folder
C:\> takeown /f * /r /d y

Open in new window

You can also get a list of addtional parameters using takeown /?


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