I want to restrict some folders on my server so that only one user has access. This user has administrator rights, but is not the actual "Administrator" account.

When I try to modify Permissions for a folder, such as removing groups or user names from the Security tab, i get this message:

You can't remove Administrators/Users because this object is inheriting permissions from its parent. To remove Administrators/Users, you must prevent this object from inheriting permissions. Turn off the option for inheriting permissions, and then try again.

Where do I go to do this?

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Stop the permissions from inheriting. You can do this by clicking Advanced on the Security tab and unchecking the box for inheritance.

  • what if I am the only user that has read&write access but now I get "Access is denied" because I need full access ?
    – JFB
    Aug 5, 2011 at 14:45
  • 1
    If you're an administrator you can take ownership in the advanced tab and then change the permissions.
    – MDMarra
    Aug 5, 2011 at 16:09

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