Folder permissions

Hi guys,
I got a server 2008 r2 and applied permission to a folder for one particular user. For some reason permission stopped in mid way and gave error, it could not apply to all child folders and files
How do I fix this issue ?
Should I go around each child folder and see whether he permission applied for that user, and if it’s not applied should I do it manually ?
Is there any other better way ?
The parent folder has around 15 child folders and each child has few more folders inside it . So it’s bit of pain right now, as permission for that particular user is just applied for some child folders only .
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Can you please post here permission settings from the child object that doesn't take permissions from the parent object?
Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
Have you tried taking ownership of that folder and then reapplying the permissions?  The reason for failing to apply permissions is usually an ownership issue.
Mr.XAuthor Commented:
Can I just reapply the permission on top of the current permission ? Or do I need to remove that particular user from all parent n child folders before re applying ?
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Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
You can try to take ownership from the top level down. However, that may not work, so if it fails on a particular folder you will have to drill down to that level and apply the ownership permission there.  

Once you have ownership of all of the folders, you can go back to the top level, set the permissions you want, and BE SURE to check the box labeled "Replace all child level permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object" (or something close to that, depends on the OS version). Then when you click Apply it will drill down and apply those permissions to every folder level below that.

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Mr.XAuthor Commented:
Ok thanks, will try it and will let you know
Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
You can also use ICACLS command line scripting if you prefer, but the principle remains the same.
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