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    Hi,

    I had a Windows 2003 server installed which had a domain in it. And recently I changed the domain and add some users to the new domain (new domain has a different name compared to the previous). Now the users of the new domain are experiencing some file access problems when they try to edit the documents that they have previously created in the old domain( those documents resides in the local computer). They can't edit the previous files and those show as read only. can I use a setting globally, so as the users can access their previous files while restricting software installation rights? I went through gpedit.msc utility but I couldn't find any clue? Any help pls ????

    thanks

    amitha

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    Re: File Permissions

    Please check the Effective Permissions of the users having trouble on the files in question. Ensure that you have changed the permissions to reflect the fact that you now have new user accounts. Two users on two domains, even with the same username, will have a different SID.

    Originally posted by amitha View Post
    those documents resides in the local computer
    If you're running a domain, why do your users have local profiles?

    Are the documents stored in the users' home directories? Check the permissions on the directories - usually you will want the Owner to be Administrators and the user to have Modify permissions, with child objects of that directory inheriting its permissions.

    Edit: I'm assuming, and hoping, that your workstations are all running on NTFS partitions, not FAT32. What OS are you running on the clients?
    Last edited by gforceindustries; 10th November 2008, 11:09.
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      Re: File Permissions

      You could take ownership of the files as an administrator, then when ur the owner give the users the required access they need to the files/folders
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        Re: File Permissions

        Dear Gforceindustries,

        I'm using Windows XP for clients and the file system is NTFS. The main thing is not lies on user profiles, thing is users are unable to access the files resides in the d: or c: that they have saved during they were in the previous domain. All the files apears read only. ???????

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        • #5
          Re: File Permissions

          Check the Effective Permissions for the users using the format DOMAIN\user - two users with the same username on different domains have a different SID and therefore granting DOMAIN1\Dave permissions to a file does not grant those permissions to DOMAIN2\Dave.
          Gareth Howells

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          "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

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