Can't get rid of Read only Permissions

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Jon Miller, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. Jon Miller

    Jon Miller Guest

    I have a directory structure on SBS2003 which seems to be set to read only.
    Some But not all of this structure was copied over from a 2000 server.

    I have done the following to try to remove this.

    1. Taken ownership of folders/sub folders and files
    2. Removed inherited permissions
    3. Set the Everyone group to full control and removed all other groups
    accept Administrators who also have full control.
    4. Applied the new permissions to subfolders and files

    I have checked the effective permisions for a variety of users and they all
    show as full control. Yet when I connect to the directory from a client I can
    only open the files as read only and i cannot create new folder/files.

    If I view the properites of any folder within this Directory structure it
    seems to be inheriting read only status (Grey Tick in read only box) Yet if I
    remove this and click apply the next time Iopen properties it is set back to
    read only

    This is driving me CRAZY - Bring back NT4 !!!

    Help please
    Jon Miller, Aug 17, 2004
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  2. Jon Miller

    Tim Guest

    Don't worry about the Read only - you can't change that.
    Just check the shared folder permissions, 2003 shares
    with Read Only by default. You may have Full on NTFS but
    the Read Only on the share will ensure you get read only
    every time.
    Tim, Aug 17, 2004
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  3. Jon Miller

    Jon Miller Guest

    Thanks Tim that worked, Didn't think to check that.

    Jon Miller, Aug 17, 2004
  4. The following KB may explain what you're seeing:

    326549 You Cannot View or Change the Read-Only or System Attribute of


    Frank Brown
    Microsoft Small Business Server Support

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Frank Brown [MSFT], Aug 17, 2004
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