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Not sure if Microsoft have changes something or not.

I have a shared folder called Users on a server. Each user in my domain has a sub-folder within it, lets call one SmithJohn. So the structure is \\Server\Users\SmithJohn.

Everyone has Read access to the \\Server\Users folder but only the user and people they nominate have Read or Modify permissions to the SmithJohn folder.

I'm sure that in Windows Server 2003 people in \\Server\Users could see all the folders it contained, regardless of the permissions they had to the SmithJohn folder. On this 2008 Server they only see folders they have permission for. It this behaviour intended or have I got permissions on the Users folder wrong?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

It sounds like ABE (Access Based Enumeration) is enabled on the Share. With ABE enabled on the share you'll only see objects in the share that you have NTFS Allow permissions on.

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Spot on, thank you so much! – Yeodave Dec 16 '11 at 17:36
Glad to help... – joeqwerty Dec 16 '11 at 20:17

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