Could someone explain this bizarre behaviour?
I manage a handful of servers connected to a much larger Active Directory network. All the Windows shares on our servers have a mixture of local account permissions and AD permissions.
In this particular case, something confusing has happened.
Has permissions GROUP1:Read, Administrators... etc.
Has permissions GROUP1:Read, USER1:All, etc.
Windows claims that USER1's permissions are inherited from the C: drive. Checking each folder downwards including the C: drive, the user's permissions do not exist in any folder.
I was able to reset the permissions by copying and pasting the file (it did not inherit USER1!) Strange.
Because USER1 had write access to this file, it caused some automation to fail. USER1 is part of GROUP1 and should only have read access.
Can anyone explain this strange behaviour, and how I might prevent it in the future?