I have a Windows Storage Server 2008 machine acting as our company file server. I need to give someone access to same folder and files in our Marketing folder (which contains easily 100,000+ files). The user needs access to Marketing/images, but nothing else in the marketing folder. So my thought is to add read privileges to the Marketing folder, and then add read/write to the images folder, subfolders and files.
When I go to add the permissions on the Marketing folder, I select the correct read permissions and then I set the scope to "This folder only". When I click apply, it seems to touch every file within the Marketing folder (which takes forever). In the end it only added his permissions to the Marketing folder like I expected, but it still had to touch every other single file.
What is it doing? All the other files inherit their permissions, so is it telling every single file "Inherit permissions from Marketing except for user John Doe"? Am I doing it wrong?