Sharing a folder with specific domain user removes local users from folder.

Is this expected behavior?

  1. Create new folder on server (does not matter where).
  2. Add additional local users via basic security(right click, security, add) e.g. the MACHINE\Users
  3. After confirming security has been updated, right click folder and "Share With" -> "Specific people"
  4. Add a domain user.
  5. View security settings and note that all the server level users have been removed and only yourself and the domain user remain.

I also replicated this on a windows 8.1 desktop.

There was no answer to Applying permissions for share removes permissions on local folder win 2008 r2 the answers posted did not directly answer the question only offer alternatives or ask questions that I hope are answered here.

I am not saying the "group" solution presented in those answers is in any way wrong, I just need to know if this is expected behavior.


No this is not expected behaviour. (This does not happen on my 2008 R2 servers.)

This has already been answered at the link you provide in your question.

  • strange I can replicate it on the server and desktop. I spent some time Googling for documentation of this issue but it seems to just be that SO question and me.
    – rob
    Oct 8 '15 at 15:12
  • So build another server. Set up a test VM. etc. If you can't spin up clean windows installs on demand for testing, you're likely to find system administration unnecessarily challenging. Oct 9 '15 at 9:34
  • I have tried a number of different machines including Windows Server 2012 and 2008 R2. Some exhibit the issue others do not, its not specific to 2008 R2. The machines tested had all been setup by different users at different times. I do not have the ability to create a machine from a fresh image at this time. So it is environmental but goodness knows what, I will not be pursuing this any further. thanks for your help.
    – rob
    Oct 12 '15 at 8:24

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