I have a main folder named "2020". I have a script that creates a subfolder with a file number and an address, and 5 sub-sub folders, like in the following example:

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I would like:

  1. to give read only and traverse folder for folder 2020
  2. to give the following permissions to all the sub folders and files that will be created enter image description here

So basically, users cannot create files in "2020", but only in the sub-sub-folders of each sub folder (Correspondance, Documents facturation, etc.)

  • Could you reply if this answers your question, or mark the answer as answer? – Martinos Nov 6 '20 at 11:52

I would use Powershell, specifically Set-ACL. I couldn't find much documentation but here is some : https://ss64.com/ps/set-acl.html and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.security/set-acl?view=powershell-7

It would look something like this :

#Folder to Set Permissions on

$Path = "C:\test"

#Retrieve Current ACL

$ACL = Get-Acl $Path

#Object to add to ACL

$Object = "TESTGROUP"

#This will create an Access Control Entity (ACE) for the referenced Object with Traverse Permissions, applies to subfolders and files only, with allow.

$Rule = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule("$Object","Traverse", "ContainerInherit, ObjectInherit", "InheritOnly", "Allow")

#This will add the ACE to the existing ACL so the permissions are added, not overwritten.


#You can continue adding more permissions by repeating the previous steps, for example if you want to add ListFolder permissions :

$Rule = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule("$Object","ListDirectory", "ContainerInherit, ObjectInherit", "InheritOnly", "Allow")


#Then you can finally apply the new ACL with :

Set-Acl $Path $ACL

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