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I'm experiencing some weirdness in Windows Server Share permissions that I cannot explain. Here's an illustration of my issue: Windows Share Permission Issue

  • The user has 'Full Control' on the 'Share' permission tab
  • The user is not listed at all on the NTFS permissions tab (and, as far as I can tell, they are not in any of the groups listed there. EDIT: actually, they were. See below.)
  • The user can indeed create and modify files inside the shared directory and all sub-directories.
  • I am testing this across our network from another server where I am logged on as the user shown with the "Full Control" permissions on the 'Share' tab

My question is, is this normal and expected? Or am I overlooking something? I thought that a user had to have both 'Share' and 'NTFS' permissions in order to have access to the shared folders and files. Can you confirm this behavior, or else tell me what to check/troubleshoot to understand this. Is this documented Windows Share permission behavior?

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    All user accounts are members of the Users group. For a standalone server this is the local Users group. For an AD domain this is the Domain Users group, which is itself a member of the local Users group. – joeqwerty Feb 7 '17 at 3:29
  • @joeqwerty, that was the answer. The ...Users permission line that says "Special" actually was granting access to create folders and files and append data to them. Once I removed that, I no longer could do anything from the user account granted "Full Access" on the share. If you submit an answer to this I will give you credit. Thanks!! – Baodad Feb 7 '17 at 16:20
  • Glad to help... – joeqwerty Feb 7 '17 at 16:22
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All user accounts are members of the Users group. For a standalone server this is the local Users group. For an AD domain this is the Domain Users group, which is itself a member of the local Users group.

  • Thanks. The ...Users permission line that says "Special" actually was granting (all users) access to create folders and files and append data to them. Once I removed that, I no longer could do anything from the user account granted "Full Access" on the share. – Baodad Feb 7 '17 at 16:24

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