NTFS Permissions - File/Folder Owner
Posted on 2016-09-29
Hoping somebody can help answer me a query I have about NTFS permissions and folder owners.
We have some network shares which have a pretty standard setup. As an example on one of them, share permissions have change access for everyone and NTFS permissions are locked down to just three global groups - Generic-RO, Generic-RW and Domain Admins.
The "problem" (if it actually is one) is that if a standard user creates a folder or file, when checking the owner of that, it is listed as the user being the owner. When somebody who doesn't have Read/Write access tries to delete a file, they get the message that they need permissions from the user who created the object eg Domain\John.Smith. I was under the impression that it should be administrators that are always the folder/file owners. Looking at a lot of other folders and files on other shares we have, there seems to be a mix of the owners being either server\administrators or domain\user (the person that created the file). Some folders which I know were definitely not created by any administrator on the domain has server\administrators as the owner and others have the user as the owner. I am struggling to find an explanation for this.
Is this correct behaviour?
I assumed that the owner would always be the administrator or administrators group. As an admin, I can change ownership of the files and folders no problem but I'm not sure if the original owner issue is expected behaviour.
Please correct me if I have misunderstood how this works. If there is anybody able to offer any advice, I would very much appreciate it.
Thanks in advance.