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47 views

Restoring file / folder permission using GPO

Initially, in our Windows domain environment, all Domain Users are by default Local Administrator of their own workstation. After some deliberation, it was decided that Domain Users should be removed ...
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1answer
17 views

Detect files of folders which do not inherit permissions from their parent

Is there an easy way to find any files/folders (recursively) within a directory which do not inherit permissions from their parent. i.e. To gauge the effects of selecting "replace permissions on ...
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34 views

Corrective action for file security after Windows server rename

I have renamed a Windows Server using the Control Panel feature. This worked fine at first. Today I noticed that I was unable to rename a certain file that I always was able to rename before. This ...
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1answer
51 views

Adding Domain Admins Full access permissions to all files/folders on a drive

I am experiencing some DFSR-related issues where I am seeing quite a few 'access denied' errors as well as having my netbackup jobs skip most folders. I have noticed that when we migrated the users to ...
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1answer
74 views

Prohibit users to copy a file in a TSE environment

I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2 with Terminal Server. The users are using a Ms Access database. I would like to prohibit users to copy the database on their computer, but they must be able to use ...
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2answers
93 views

How do I get my machine to access the share now?

Disclaimer: Using windows to share files is definitely not as simple as on *nix, even if it seems like. First, I'm assuming we can securely (with passwords) share files / folders in basically only ...
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1answer
77 views

Bizarre permission inheritance logic windows 2008

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 ...
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1answer
128 views

Tool to see nested permissions?

Here's the situation. Often I need to tell how a user is getting access to a specific folder. I can see in "Effective permissions" that they have read/write/etc, but because of nested groups I can't ...
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38 views

Why does adding rights to User group affect an Administrator (Server 2008)?

User Foo is logged and a member of Administrators, but not a member of Users - I removed that group and even rebooted. In c:\inetpub\www Foo cannot modify any files even though the Administrators ...
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1answer
53 views

Windows Server 2008 Mass Ownership Reassignment

A directory with a multitude of subdirectories at a client's office need to have ownership changed to a single Administrator account. Instead of changing the security settings for each and every ...
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2answers
2k views

ICACLS Substitute Failing “No mapping between account names and security IDs was done.”

Running a really simple ICACLS command after I copied a directory over to a new server with permissions intact. I need to change a SID from an old server user group to a new server user group. ...
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1answer
1k views

Allow shared folder access only to specific clients

I am kind of new to networking and I am trying to resolve the following situation. I tried to find a solution but I couldn't find anything proper that suits my needs. Maybe anyone here could give some ...
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1answer
1k views

Windows Server 08 R2 file share File locking, OSX clients

I've spent the last two weeks banging my head against this wall. I think I'm starting to understand the problem though. I manage a design company and they have 5 macs (OSX 10.5/.6/.7) connected over ...
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3answers
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Unable to edit the files on Windows Server 2008 which was downlaoded programatically

I have a scripts which download files from my file server and extract it on c:\home folder @ Windows Server R2. When I tried to edit and save the extracted files, it shows Access denied, I am able ...
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3answers
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Robocopy and permissions

I have this issue, I am trying to copy home directory from one server to another using robocopy. Now, my issue is, would robocopy be able to bring over all the permissions as well? Here is the ...
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1answer
348 views

(Server 2008) Changing file permissions of a folder after moving it from another user

I've recently started using a GPO to force users 'My Directory' folder to forward to c:\home on the server. This is working fine so far. The issue I'm running into is that since nothing like this ...
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4answers
14k views

Copy file permissions from one directory to another

Over the weekend I copied our company data from one hard drive to another larger one. I thought permission would have copied across but they haven't. What is the best (and quickest) way to copy the ...
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2answers
849 views

Improved ACL editor for Windows file permissions

I have recently been doing a lot of updates to our network drive permissions... such as consolidating direct user permissions into group permissions. The built-in ACL editor (Advanced Security ...
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2answers
63 views

Managing a networked drive [closed]

We're having issues with people moving files both intentionally and accidentally on a networked drive. What would be a good way to establish accountability without bogging down the storage server? Is ...
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1answer
6k views

Is it possible to hide folders/subfolders from users based on permissions?

Having a Windows Server 2008 R2 that has a share with lots of nested folders, I want to be able to only show certain folders to certain AD users/AD user groups. Is it possible to configure the ...
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3answers
3k views

Re-give users ownership of their mapped home folders via powershell

I changed the user quota on a windows 2008 machine and after that some users reported that they were able to read but not write to their mapped home folders. If I re-enter the Home Folder path in the ...
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1answer
205 views

Windows 2008 + IIS + Backup folder permissions or script to view all folders with X permissions?

I know how to backup IIS 7 configuration, but unaware of a way to backup which folder requires write permissions. If a server was to go down and I needed to restore, I could restore the config and ...
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1answer
2k views

What is the default account/group for SQL 2008 R2 cluster permissions and can you create/add them?

Last night we had an issue where the permissions were altered a SQL 2008 R2 Cluster Instance, such that the instance could no longer access the shared drives where the system databases were installed. ...
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A network share folder is invisible to users

I have a network share folder that I was recently cleaning up permissions to. I took off the four individual names from the access permissions to the folder, and added a new security group (Universal) ...
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3answers
3k views

Prevent folder deletes at top level only on Server 2008

I'm trying to prevent folders moves, really folder delete in NTFS parlance, for series of folders within a network share. So let's say I have: FolderA, FolderB, FolderC. Each folder has various ...
3
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2answers
740 views

ApplicationPoolIdentity user cannot modify files in shared folder in Windows Server 2008

I am creating directories, and writing files to a shared folder within my web application that is being hosted on Windows Server 2008. I am running the application pool with an identity of ...
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1answer
898 views

Security: How much access does TrustedInstaller need?

I'm trying to lock down my IIS and SQL servers. I have a checklist of items to check, but the checklist does not take into account the TrustedInstaller account, which seems to have file permissions ...
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3answers
1k views

How can I programmatically change file permissions from one AD domain user to a separate AD domain user?

We are in a colocated RackSpace facility in San Antonio, with an active directory named "SAT". We are being moved to their Dallas/Ft. Worth facility, with an active directory named "DFW". These ...
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1answer
133 views

Change folder permissions on 2008 terminal server

I have a Windows 2003 R2 domain controller and a 2008 SP2 terminal server. How can I give a group MYDOMAIN\MyGroup custom permissions for the TS's C:\example directory? When I try to add a user or ...
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1answer
2k views

Users on Windows 7 not gaining their user permissions on existing Windows 2008R2 AD Domain

I've got a windows 2008 R2 domain here in my office, fully featured with user groups, and user permissions. These permissions, folders, etc work fine. The problem is, some of my users are now being ...
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2answers
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Windows 2008 folder has lost all permissions, can't be deleted, edited or permissions changed

I was testing a batch file that used the following dos command rmdir test2 /s /q, this command failed part way through and now I seem to have folders that have no permissions. For example, in the ...
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2answers
138 views

Windows Permissions - correct permissions for user documents

I am having problems with my user documents folders. We store all our userdocs folders on a windows server 2008 file server. As domain admin I can see the different usersdocs folders, but without ...
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2answers
824 views

Remove Linux file permissions, in windows

I've set up a fileshare that I want my users to be able to read/write/delete to. The problem is that I'm able to list content and delete it, not read/write. Yes, this goes for several users. The ...
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2answers
1k views

List existing file server permission groups/users

So we have taken over a new client and their existing file server is frankly a mess. We have migrated their old file server from a 2k box to a 2k8 DFS cluster and now I'm looking at rebuilding both ...
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2answers
445 views

Server 2008 has been trying to “stop sharing” for > 3 hours. What do I do?

I copied a few million files from one disk array to another on a Server 2008 box. Then I wanted to move the share that people used to access those files, so it would point at the new location of the ...
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1answer
968 views

File permissions not immediately updated at client machine (2008 Svr R2)

When I add a user to a group on our server share, the changes aren't registered on the client workstation until the user logs off and then back in, am I missing something? Details: -Running Windows ...
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2answers
967 views

Can't move directories across disk boundaries with “move” at command line?

I need to move a huge list of directories from disk C (internal) to disk E (usb) on a Windows Server 2008 box. I'd planned to just make a big .bat file with thousands of "move" commands. Low-tech, but ...
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Windows Server 2008 Web Edition can't change permissions

I'm used to using Windows Server 2003 but decided to get a Vista Web Edition for IIS7 and to run our MVC applications on. I have installed copSSH that I use for SFTP, and when I upload my files I am ...
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1answer
113 views

Server 2008 Filesharing: One login for multiple Users?

We are running a media server on Server 2008. I am trying to setup one of the shares to accessed through one username & password, for reasons specific to the environment--It cannot be anonymous, ...