Full Control Permissions Unable to Change Folder Permissions

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Tim, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Tim

    Tim Guest

    We have a user to whom we have granted Full Control permissions to a folder
    and its subfolders on a Windows 2003 SP1 file server; we have also verified
    that there are no explicit or implicit Deny permissions in place on the
    folder in question. The problem is that this user is unable to change
    permissions to any of these folders, even though his Effective Permissions
    say that he can. I'm sure I'm missing something simple, but can someone help
    me figure this out, please?


    Thanks in advance,
     
    Tim, Jul 16, 2008
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  2. Try taking "ownership" first.
    That is in the Advanced Permissions and has its own Tab at the top.

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    Phillip Windell, Jul 16, 2008
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  3. Tim

    Tim Guest

    I can't do that due to security policy - what happens is, whenever we give a
    non-admin ownership of a folder, it tends to make a mess of things and we
    wind up having to take ownership back to set things right - but why would we
    need to do that when granting Full Control permissions should be giving them
    what they need?
     
    Tim, Jul 16, 2008
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  4. I don't have an answer for "why". I just know that on the times it hapened
    to me I took ownership of it and it let me work with the permissions. If I
    wanted to put the ownership back I could log in with the other account and
    take ownership back. Also as a side note, I am almost always using an
    administrator account when I mess with permissions,..I don't fool around
    trying to do it with other accounts.


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    www.wandtv.com

    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
    or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
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    Phillip Windell, Jul 16, 2008
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