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    My environment is as follows : windows 2003 Enterprise Server running active directory and XP Pro clients both platforms fully patched.

    I recently gave permissions to one of my users permissions to a folder on our shared drive on one of our File Servers. The problem I am having with this share is that the user can see the sub-folders of the parent folder but can not view its contents. The owner of the folder is the system . There were already some users with permissions to this folder that have access to the folder and its subfolders.

    I am in the domain admin group but I can not open the contents of this folder.

    Does anyone know how to solve this one ?
    There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

  • #2
    Re: File Permissions

    Check the effective permissions on the folder for the users experiencing issues, and then check to see what permissions they (or groups the are members of) are granted or denied.
    Gareth Howells

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    • #3
      Re: File Permissions

      All permissions are matched but the new users can not open the contents still.
      There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

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      • #4
        Re: File Permissions

        You've checked the effective permissions for the new users and they indicate that the users should have access? Have the new users been added to all the relevant security groups?
        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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        • #5
          Re: File Permissions

          For a second I thought this would nail it but it turns out the new users are in the security groups with the existing users with perms to the folder !!!
          There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

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          • #6
            Re: File Permissions

            Reset the ownership of the folder and all it contents.
            I'm pretty sure this will fix it.
            Marcel
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            • #7
              Re: File Permissions

              Who is the Owner of the folder and its contents? I've often found that, against all logic or reason and despite correct ACLs, if the Owner is not "Administrators", then inexplicable access problems occur.

              If the owner is not "Administrators", set it so, and push it down to all the folder contents. Then test.


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              • #8
                Re: File Permissions

                Originally posted by tmel173 View Post
                The owner of the folder is the system
                The system account is the owner Stonelaughter
                Marcel
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                • #9
                  Re: File Permissions

                  Then I suspect that is the problem... try my suggestion and see what happens.


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                  • #10
                    Re: File Permissions

                    Originally posted by Stonelaughter View Post
                    Then I suspect that is the problem... try my suggestion and see what happens.
                    Which is the same suggestion as what I did
                    Marcel
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                    • #11
                      Re: File Permissions

                      Originally posted by Dumber View Post
                      Which is the same suggestion as what I did
                      Sorry - hadn't seen it. I'm having a blonde day

                      You didn't say what to reset the owner TO however. LOL


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                      • #12
                        Re: File Permissions

                        Originally posted by Stonelaughter View Post
                        Sorry - hadn't seen it. I'm having a blonde day

                        You didn't say what to reset the owner TO however. LOL
                        I should know you had to find some differences
                        LOL
                        Marcel
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                        • #13
                          Re: File Permissions

                          Okay so I have made progress as far as the administrators group now able to open the folder and its sub folders... I still cant get the users to open the folders and the files I need them to.

                          Oops wait a minute :

                          So I removed the owners of the folder and re-assigned it to Administrators group and re-applied the permissions on the users in special permissions and checked the box for “replace special permission entries ….”

                          I appreciate Dumber and Stonelaughter for your help.
                          Last edited by tmel173; 6th November 2008, 18:58.
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                          • #14
                            Re: File Permissions

                            Glad you solved it
                            Marcel
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