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Windows 2003 - Prevent Folder list access but allow file reading

i've shared folder. in this shared folder i have subfolder which i want to prevent users from listing the content. but i want to allow them write into this folder and also read files if they have full ...
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1answer
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MFT corruption on non boot drive. What could happen?

I have a server that is reporting some error messages related to NTFS corruption. It reports that there is possible corruption within d:\$mft However I have not come across any corruption, or ...
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1answer
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Windows server 2003 check disk fails

I tried doing ntbackup and got a lot of errors saying there were corrupt files and eventually it would come to one that it could not deal with and abort. This is what I get when running chkdsk: ...
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Fixing a corrupted Windows Server 2003 server

I have a Windows Server 2003 server that is being mainly used for some reporting done in SQL Server. Recently Windows has started complaining about being corrupted, we are getting an NTFS error 55: ...
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Running SpinRite on SAN attached LUN with NTFS corruption

Got a customer that has an issue with NTFS corruption that is popping up on SAN attached storage. The LUN is RAID-10 (4:1 spindle ratio). The machines are Windows Server 2003 (64-bit), and they are ...
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Windows 2003; Find folders with non-inherited/changed permissions

The question: I'm looking for a good way to audit/search a directory structure (Windows 2003) and locate any folders that either don't inherit permissions from their parent -or- have additional ...
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2answers
661 views

Child Folder inheriting a permission that parent folder does not have (NTFS)

I'm reconfiguring roaming profiles on my network to use proper NTFS security settings according to this article. I have reset the following permissions on the roaming profile parent folder: CREATOR ...
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1answer
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I have a 21TB array but only 16TB is visible from Windows

CONTROLLER Raid Controller: 3Ware 9650SE-24M8 Disks: 21 x 1TB RAID5 Stripe 64KB WINDOWS OS: Windows Server 2003 SP2 32x Disk: Dynamic 19557.44GB Volume: Capacity 15832.19GB I guess my array ...
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1answer
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Bulk Directory Permissions

So I'm looking for some advice/guidance on my issue: Our file server was originally setup incorrectly by providing permissions to individual users rather than than groups. Ive been in the process of ...
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3answers
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Resizing NTFS partitions impossible

yesterday night I converted a physical server into a virtual one. I used the vCenter Converter from VMware for this task. After converting and deploying the server as a virtual machine I enlarged the ...
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3answers
696 views

Any fast way to assign NTFS permissions to a folder with a very big amount of subfolders and files?

I'm trying to change NTFS permission to a folder containing a very big hierarchy below. I'm using the traditional approach (right mouse button, properties, security, etc) It's taking really long and ...
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1answer
190 views

Taking ownership of NTFS folder locks out user

Administrators were denied access to a NTFS folder. After I made Administrators the folder owner a user complained that they could no longer access the folder. The only way I think this would have ...
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Deny ACE on NTFS Folder indicates permissions are inherited but no ACE on parent

We have a network share where the NTFS folder permissions indicate a particular user is being denied access and that this permission is being inherited from the parent folder. However, the parent ...
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How to prevent Domain Admins from being denied access to network folders?

As I understand it, if a user creates a folder they become the owner and can control NTFS permissions including removal of inherited permissions granted to Domain Admins. What is the best approach to ...
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3answers
192 views

Scripting share security & NTFS settings for AD2003

We will be deploying "dynamic" classrooms using SCCM, and thus will also need to create OU's and matching users and homedirs on the fly. I am currently trying to figure out how to edit the security ...
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2answers
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Windows Server 2003: Permissions affect a specific user, but do not affect the user when delegetad by group membership

I created a shared folder on a Windows Server 2003 Machine, and tried accessing it from a remote Windows 7 machine. The user is part of the AD, and the sharing permissions are 'Modify' to everyone. I ...
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2answers
83 views

Application server experiencing filesystem problems

We have a Java Application server installed on our client's test server. Within application server, a number of threads access the filesystem in a number of ways. The application servers are started ...
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4answers
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Increase Server 2003 Primary NTFS Partition (C:\) size?

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2900 machine with OS Server 2003 (x64) that is part of central domain. All the partitions on this machine are of type NTFS. I am currently running out of free space on C:\ and ...
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Shrink NTFS Partition Windows 2003

We have an iSCSI target provided by a CentOS server attached to a Windows Server 2003 Standard box, formatted in NTFS. My question is this - I know we can resize the backend block device fine (LVM et ...
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I want to format a drive as NTFS, but Windows shows exFAT as the only option

The operating system is Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 with all updates applied. I have an external hard disk enclosure (one of these) with a 1 TB drive (garden-variety Seagate). When I right-click in ...
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2answers
490 views

2003 disk check fails using standard UI tools

I'm trying to check a volume with the standard UI tools (right-click, tools, check now), and this is failing with the error: windows was unable to complete the disk check As recommended by a random ...
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1answer
3k views

Changing file Ownership with PowerShell 2.0

We have an issue with a file server, whenever a user account is deleted the ownership of his/her files returns to their SID number, which shows up in our report as unknown. Has anyone found a way to ...
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2answers
404 views

How can I set a disk quota for a group (vs a user)

How can I set the disk quota for a group (vs. a single user) on an NTFS volume? I'm using Windows Server 2003 SP2.
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Can you limit a directory size?

On a single NTFS drive, is it possible to limit the size of a directory to an arbitrary amount (e.g., 20GB)? I've got a share on a server I want some users to be dumping files into, but I don't want ...
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Are there any programs that log all activity on a Windows 2003 file share?

I'm looking for a simple way to log when a file/folder has been deleted or moved. I'm sort of surprised there doesn't seem to be a way within Windows to do this. I see there's several programs out ...
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2answers
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Windows 2003 Permissions Problem

I am trying to setup a new user on a Standalone (non-domain) Windows Server 2003 SP2. The user needs FTP access to 1 folder in our web site's directory structure. Here's exactly what I have done so ...
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336 views

Orphaned Accounts on Windows Server 2003

When editing the NTFS permissions for some folders on my Windows 2003 Server w/ SP2, I see many accounts like Account unknown(s-1-5-21-545330648-264140627-1714.....) This server isn't a member ...
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3answers
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Take ownership of NTFS volume after moving to new machine

I had a 1.5TB hard disk in a Windows 2003 Server. Two partitions, one FAT and the other NTFS. The server crashed, and while we are ordering a new one, I would like to access the data on that volume. ...
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1answer
446 views

Windows Vista file permissions does not inherit when copying to a network share

I've got a network share with specific permissions on a subfolder (e.g. access to developers and freelancers). A designer copied PNG files from his local system to the network share. These files ...
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1answer
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Hiding parent folders, give NTFS subfolders full access

On a Windows 2003 server, I need to provide access to a subfolder of the central "project share". The main project folders should not be accessible, preferably hidden, because this access is granted ...
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1answer
501 views

Set windows permissions to allow modify, but not execute

Is it possible to set permissions on a folder in Windows (Server 2003 64bit) so that an account can write and modify, but not execute? If I set modify permissions, windows seems to insist I also set ...
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3answers
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Could MFT fragmentation be a problem on my busy file server?

Windows Server 2003 SP2 LUN mounted from SAN Millions of small files across hundreds of thousands of directories (100GB total) NTFS with 4k cluster size While doing the initial file crawl for backups ...
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8answers
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How to move or delete files from a folder containing 2 million files on an NTFS drive?

The issue is that any modification to the directory locks up Explorer indefinitely, though Samba access to other directories still works. I've tried moving files locally and over Samba. Even ...
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2answers
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How can I deliberately fragment specific files? (NTFS)

This may have been asked but... I'm trying to profile the impact of file fragmentation on one of our business applications. What's the easiest and cleanest way to cause a 20GB file to fragment into ...
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4answers
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Server Permissions conundrum

I'm trying to set permissions on particular folders within our domain (Windows 2003). NTFS permissions are set on the folder, to enable a certain group, call them Helpdesk, to change permissions. ...
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6answers
182 views

How to find out which files are read from a folder

I have an installation of a very large Windows program, and I want to understand which files are actually read while I install the program, which my specific setup. Is there a way to monitor this ...
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1answer
488 views

FTP Client upload: preallocate file before starting the transfer

I'd like to limit server disk fragmentation when multiple clients upload to an FTP server simultaneously. Is there a way to tell FTP server to preallocate disk space for a big block of an incoming ...
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5answers
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How do I take ownership of a folder when access is denied and the security tab is missing?

I have a Windows 2003 Standard x64 Server with SP2. After deleting a large number of folders from a folder, the OS is reporting "Access Denied" on any attempt to read or manipulate the folder. When ...
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2answers
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Recommended NTFS cluster size for a specialized volume

I guess that this is an old question, but all answers I found on the net was very diverted, so here goes... I need a dedicated volume for tens of thousands of ~10MiB and ~50MiB files. I suspect that ...
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Finding and deleting bad symbolic links in windows

Is there any simple way to find broken ntfs symbolic links in windows and delete them? (other than manual search and destroy) I'm in this mess because of windows home server's inability to upgrade ...
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3answers
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member server 2003 (file server) domain administrator account problem not locally added to server

have taken over a client from another consultant. the current file server that is a member server is joined to the domain. BUT, if you look under control panel>administrative panel>local users or ...