Windows 2008 R2 Permissions


Hoping somebody can help out please.

I was just going through and about to edit some NTFS and Share permissions on a folder on one of our Windows 2008 R2 servers.

I noticed that in the share permissions, there is a "contribute" option that I've not seen before, nor can I try and set that option elsewhere even if I wanted to. The only options are read and read/write.

Where has this option come from please?

Thanks in advance
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
it might be a webdav folder
MFAFCAuthor Commented:
Hi David,

It's not. I can see the same thing on other shared folders on another server.
Pedro GamaCitrix AdminCommented:
Hello! That's most likely a sharepoint server and that is why you are able to see contribute permissions under that shared folder.

You can have a read here:

and here:

Hope it helps
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MFAFCAuthor Commented:
Hi Pedro,

It's not a sharepoint server. It's just a file server.

If I make a new folder, right click and click share with specific people, the everyone permissions are already present as "contribute" - image attached.
MFAFCAuthor Commented:
I think I found the issue. The shares were migrated over from a Windows 2008 server onto a Windows 2008 R2 server.

An option that you get on Windows 2008 that you don't get in R2 is the contribute option.

I just tried it on a Windows 2008 box and it's there. Right click a folder, share and contribute is in the list.

It must have come from the old server somehow. Even though I'm going to leave it alone, I was just trying to understand where it came from.

Thanks to all who responded.

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MFAFCAuthor Commented:
Resolved issue myself
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