what steps are involved in allowing Active Directory folder access

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by biff, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. biff

    biff Guest

    i have added username into Users folder

    I have right clicked folder on server and added user on security tab with
    write and modify permissions.

    I have right clicked folder and shared folder with share name and given user
    share permissions of change and read.

    User still cannot access folder/files or map to share. The folder we are
    mapping to is actually about 3 folders down from the root. I did not give
    user access to root folder. Do I need to?
    biff, Oct 17, 2008
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  2. no they dont need permissions on the root if the folder in question is shared
    itself. are you definitely trying to map straight to the folder in question
    and not the root and then drilling down to it?
    James Yeomans BSc, MCSE, Oct 17, 2008
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  3. biff

    biff Guest

    James possibly you may have solved the problem. Consider a server name "fox"

    Consider a directory structure that is 3 levels with root folder called
    "top", subfolder within top called "middle", and subfolder within middle
    called "bottom"

    The users was only given access to folder "bottom"

    When we mapped to the drive we used:

    "net use \\fox\top\middle\bottom"

    Maybe we should have used "net use \\fox\bottom" instead?

    I assume this same logic would apply when this user is sent hyperlinks? If
    person A with top access sends a hyperlink to person B who only has bottom
    access and this hyperlink specifies \\fox\top\middle\bottom then person B
    could not click the hyperlink even though they have access to bottom.
    biff, Oct 17, 2008
  4. Yes i think that is the problem. If you map to
    you are effectively mapping to a shared folder called top and then just sub
    folders middle and bottom below it. When mapping to a shared folder the more
    restrictive of the shared folder permissions and the NTFS file permissions
    apply. In this case if they only have read share permissions on top folder
    then they will only be able to read through the whole structure. You need to
    map to \\server\bottom instead, then the share permissions on bottom of read
    and modify will be applied.
    James Yeomans BSc, MCSE, Oct 17, 2008
  5. biff

    biff Guest

    OK thanks.

    biff, Oct 17, 2008
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