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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 group has full rights to the file.

If I give full rights directly to Foo, edit works. If I give full rights to the Users group, edit works. File and parent folder owner is System. What is going on?

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  • Actually, on second thought this might belong in serverfault better than superuser - sorry! – Nenotlep May 6 '13 at 13:09
  • The obvious suggestion is that Foo is a member of a group that is itself a member of Users. – Rob Moir May 8 '13 at 12:26
  • Yeah but aren't the permissions positively recursive? Meaning that Foo is member of User and Administrator and only Administrators have write access to a file, Foo by extension has write access as well. To clarify: Foo is member of Administrators. Administrators have write access to file. Foo cannot write. – Nenotlep Sep 12 '13 at 9:50

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