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I'm running a ms server 2012 box acting as a file server,

I've set up 4 shares (IT SECURITY PUBLIC HR) to start out with

each share has its corresponding group as full permissions to the folder


when I access the server \server\it it says i don't have permissions. Public has NTLM AUTH as its full read/write and i can't even get into that

Clearly im doing something wrong but im very new to windows server and im not sure how to start trouble shooting.

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There's two "layers" to the security model. As well as enabling a share, edit the security settings on the folders so that the groups you specified have appropriate permissions. Right click on folder -> Properties -> security -> edit. – jlehtinen Nov 8 '13 at 21:52
Check both your Share permissions and NTFS permissions, as suggested. – mfinni Nov 8 '13 at 22:01

As the commenters above said, there are two layers of security on Shares. There's the share level:

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And the NTFS level:

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Make sure the permissions in both places are set to what you expect.

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A follow-up on the share permissions: There's usually no point in using anything but "Full Access" for "Everyone" on the share permissions if you are setting up the NTFS permissions correctly. – pauska Nov 8 '13 at 23:18

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