Server 2012

Please can someone help me with folder permissions? I have one share and within that share I have a folder Finance, this should only be accessible to some users. I don't see how I check this? Is there a way to check all permission that are set that I can show managemnt without making it technical.
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Radhakrishnan RSenior Technical LeadCommented:

On the share, right click>>Properties>>Click share>>you will be able to see who all have access and what level of access they have. Again>>properties of the folder>>Security>>Edit>>Here you add/remove the desired users permissions.

Hope this helps.

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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
You can also use this command from a command/dos prompt. Let say the folder is C:\Data and that the finance folder is under it; type this
icacls c:\data /t
This will show all the permissions on the screen. If you want to put it into a txt file to read through do this
icacls c:\data /t >C:\Data\folders.txt
This will show permissions on all files and all folders under c:\data if you just want the permissions for the folder you have to do it one at a time, namely
icacls c:\data
icacls c:\data\finance
and so on
yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
I would recommend removing inheritance on this folder.  This way any new security you as at a upper level folder does not propagate to this folder and exposing it to users that should not be allowed to see.
When you do this I would  think about how and who should be accessing this folder/folders.

If there are multiple sub-folders within the Finance folder you may want some people to have full access to all the sub folders while others should only have access to certain sub-folders.

To help organize and maintain this I would recommend Security Groups with difference access rights to the folders how you agreed to set the security.  Once this is setup all you need to do is add users to the security group rather than re-apply security each time you need to add or remove a user.

When you remove inheritance you will be access to add or copy the current users and groups that have rights.  
I recommend copy/adding them and after that you can remove the users/groups that should not have rights.
Make sure that you still have access to this by not removing you or a admin group that you are part of.
Once you have removed the users/groups that should not have access you can start adding the users/groups that do need it.

Hope this makes sense.
AJ1978Author Commented:
Okay lets make this easier, under Data I have a folder Finance when I right click properties >  Security > I se a list of users that have access two users are missing but have access and I would like to denier everyone else.
Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
I made this video for another user but I hope it will help you too so let me know if not and I will make one for you too.
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