Novell to Windows file server

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by SEgerton, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. SEgerton

    SEgerton Guest

    We have just moved from Netware file server to Active Directory 2003 Windows
    file servers. We used microsofts migration utilities and everything has
    worked great. One issue i do have is that users can't browse to the directory
    and files they have rights to. The only way they can get to the directories
    they have rights to is by mapping it. In Netware you were able to browse
    through the directory structure to the path of the directories you had rights
    too; and you only saw the files you had rights to, but you also saw the path.
    I have installed Microsofts Access-based Enumeration, but that doesn't really
    seem to help.
     
    SEgerton, Feb 16, 2007
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  2. Hello,

    Thank you for posting in the Microsoft newsgroup!

    From your post, my understanding on this issue is: you have problem on
    browsing Windows Server 2003 file server. If I'm off base, please feel free
    to let me know.

    In Windows, if you want to browse a network share like \\file server\share,
    you will need the read permission on the "share" folder. If the path is
    longer like \\file server\share1\share2\share3, you will need the read
    permission on all the share folders. The read permission I mentioned here
    includes "Read" and "List Folder Content".

    If you have problem on browsing computer like \\server, maybe a firewall is
    blocking your action.

    Please provide the following information so that we can provide further
    diagnose:
    1. The OS information of the clients, include the service pack version.
    2. The error message when you browse the file server (please tell us the
    path you browsed in the test)
    3. Do you have the same problem on browsing other Windows servers?

    Please let me know the information above so that I can provide further
    assistance on this problem. I am looking forward to your reply.

    Sean Cai, MCSE2000
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

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    Sean Cai [MSFT], Feb 20, 2007
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  3. SEgerton

    SEgerton Guest

    Thank you Sean for your reply. Your on the right track and seem to understand
    my issue. Lots of users have rights to files and directories deep w/ in the
    directory structure. but it seems crazy that i would have to give read rights
    the whole company to all directories so that people can browse to only those
    files they have rights to. Wouldn't then everyone be able to read everything.
    I would like every to be able to browse through the path to their files, but
    only see what they have rights to. In Novell a user was able to browse
    through folders and only saw the paths that lead them to the files or
    directories they had rights to.
     
    SEgerton, Feb 23, 2007
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  4. Hello,

    I don't familiar with Novell's security settings. Windows use NTFS
    permissions and Share permissions to control user access.

    To explain how to set share permission will involve some knowledge about
    NTFS permissions, I find the following articles for your reference:
    NTFS Permissions
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2005/11/HowITWorksNTFS/
    NTFS Permissions, Part 2
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2006/01/HowITWorksNTFS/?r
    elated=/technet/technetmag/issues/2006/01/HowITWorksNTFS
    These articles also talked about share permissions. I hope the information
    above can address your concerns. If anything is unclear, please feel free
    to let us know.

    Sean Cai, MCSE2000
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    =====================================================
    When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
    that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
    =====================================================
     
    Sean Cai [MSFT], Feb 25, 2007
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  5. SEgerton

    MB Guest

    Hello SEgerto,

    Did you ever manage to resolve this issue with the file permissions?

    I too have the same issue post netware migration, where permissions nested deeper in the tree cannot be browsed to due to the way NTFS permissions works.
     
    MB, Dec 15, 2010
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