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July 18, 2005 1:48:08 PM

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A Users machine is running XP Professional SP2 in a networked environment
(Windows 2000 server). I created a share on the “My Documents� folder called
“Andys_Documents� with the User Limit set to maximum and the Share
Permissions settings dialog is Everyone with Full Control, Change and Read
all set to “allow�. The Security Tab has “Everyone� as the third item listed
(below the local user account and the users account on the domain) which show
permissions as “allow� for all elements (full control, modify, etc) except
for ‘special permissions’ which is greyed out entirely.

- On any other XP Pro machine (regardless of service pack) they can find the
“Andys_Documents� share and edit files in this folder and any sub folders no
problem.

- On Windows 2000 Pro machines (regardless of service pack) they *can* find
the “Andys_Documents� share and edit files (and save) on this folder no
problem. However doing the *exact* same operation (edit and saving a file)
in any *subfolder* of “Andys_Documents� isn’t allowed. When the app tries
to save it I get a message that either the file is “read only� (for MS Office
files) or to “make sure that the full path and filename are correct� (notepad
..txt files). I can save the files if I use a different filename, however.

I am stumped. Please help!

Thanks,
Glenn
Anonymous
July 18, 2005 5:28:12 PM

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From: "Glenn" <glennb/at/team/hypen/sys/dotcom>

| A Users machine is running XP Professional SP2 in a networked environment
| (Windows 2000 server). I created a share on the “My Documents” folder called
| “Andys_Documents” with the User Limit set to maximum and the Share
| Permissions settings dialog is Everyone with Full Control, Change and Read
| all set to “allow”. The Security Tab has “Everyone” as the third item listed
| (below the local user account and the users account on the domain) which show
| permissions as “allow” for all elements (full control, modify, etc) except
| for ‘special permissions’ which is greyed out entirely.
|
| - On any other XP Pro machine (regardless of service pack) they can find the
| “Andys_Documents” share and edit files in this folder and any sub folders no
| problem.
|
| - On Windows 2000 Pro machines (regardless of service pack) they *can* find
| the “Andys_Documents” share and edit files (and save) on this folder no
| problem. However doing the *exact* same operation (edit and saving a file)
| in any *subfolder* of “Andys_Documents” isn’t allowed. When the app tries
| to save it I get a message that either the file is “read only” (for MS Office
| files) or to “make sure that the full path and filename are correct” (notepad
| .txt files). I can save the files if I use a different filename, however.
|
| I am stumped. Please help!
|
| Thanks,
| Glenn


What about the NTFS permissions on the folder and sub-folders the share points to ?

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
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July 18, 2005 5:28:13 PM

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Hi Dave and thanks for your reply.

I am not entirely sure what you are asking. Looking at the file attributes
via Windows Explorer (View | Choose Details | Attributes) nothing seems
unusual. The files are not marked "read only" or any other restrictive
measure that I can tell. Is there something else I should look at?

Not sure if this gives any further clues: For kicks I shared one of the
subdirectories. Under the the Share tab I switched the Everyone permission
to include full control. When I applied this I was still unable to save the
files. However I then went to the Security tab and needed to add "Everyone"
in the 'Group or user names' list, and set that to full control. Once that
as done, I was able to save the files either navigating through from that
share OR drilling down to that subfolder from the "Andys_Documents" share.

So it looks like that maybe the subfolders aren't inheriting this permission
(only for Windows 2000 clients, not XP). I do have the first check box,
marked "Inherit from parent the permission entries that apply to child
objects. Include these with ehtries explicityl defined here" under the
Security tab | Advanced with "Everyone" highlighted.

Thanks,
Glenn

"David H. Lipman" wrote:

> From: "Glenn" <glennb/at/team/hypen/sys/dotcom>
>
> | A Users machine is running XP Professional SP2 in a networked environment
> | (Windows 2000 server). I created a share on the “My Documents� folder called
> | “Andys_Documents� with the User Limit set to maximum and the Share
> | Permissions settings dialog is Everyone with Full Control, Change and Read
> | all set to “allow�. The Security Tab has “Everyone� as the third item listed
> | (below the local user account and the users account on the domain) which show
> | permissions as “allow� for all elements (full control, modify, etc) except
> | for ‘special permissions’ which is greyed out entirely.
> |
> | - On any other XP Pro machine (regardless of service pack) they can find the
> | “Andys_Documents� share and edit files in this folder and any sub folders no
> | problem.
> |
> | - On Windows 2000 Pro machines (regardless of service pack) they *can* find
> | the “Andys_Documents� share and edit files (and save) on this folder no
> | problem. However doing the *exact* same operation (edit and saving a file)
> | in any *subfolder* of “Andys_Documents� isn’t allowed. When the app tries
> | to save it I get a message that either the file is “read only� (for MS Office
> | files) or to “make sure that the full path and filename are correct� (notepad
> | .txt files). I can save the files if I use a different filename, however.
> |
> | I am stumped. Please help!
> |
> | Thanks,
> | Glenn
>
>
> What about the NTFS permissions on the folder and sub-folders the share points to ?
>
> --
> Dave
> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 19, 2005 1:19:02 AM

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What Glen ment was what are the file permissions. If u are using an NTFS
filing system then you should check who all can access the files.

In the windows exployer right click the folder u are sharing and click
'Security'. Ensure that everyone can access it.

Regards
ishan


"Glenn" wrote:

> Hi Dave and thanks for your reply.
>
> I am not entirely sure what you are asking. Looking at the file attributes
> via Windows Explorer (View | Choose Details | Attributes) nothing seems
> unusual. The files are not marked "read only" or any other restrictive
> measure that I can tell. Is there something else I should look at?
>
> Not sure if this gives any further clues: For kicks I shared one of the
> subdirectories. Under the the Share tab I switched the Everyone permission
> to include full control. When I applied this I was still unable to save the
> files. However I then went to the Security tab and needed to add "Everyone"
> in the 'Group or user names' list, and set that to full control. Once that
> as done, I was able to save the files either navigating through from that
> share OR drilling down to that subfolder from the "Andys_Documents" share.
>
> So it looks like that maybe the subfolders aren't inheriting this permission
> (only for Windows 2000 clients, not XP). I do have the first check box,
> marked "Inherit from parent the permission entries that apply to child
> objects. Include these with ehtries explicityl defined here" under the
> Security tab | Advanced with "Everyone" highlighted.
>
> Thanks,
> Glenn
>
> "David H. Lipman" wrote:
>
> > From: "Glenn" <glennb/at/team/hypen/sys/dotcom>
> >
> > | A Users machine is running XP Professional SP2 in a networked environment
> > | (Windows 2000 server). I created a share on the “My Documents� folder called
> > | “Andys_Documents� with the User Limit set to maximum and the Share
> > | Permissions settings dialog is Everyone with Full Control, Change and Read
> > | all set to “allow�. The Security Tab has “Everyone� as the third item listed
> > | (below the local user account and the users account on the domain) which show
> > | permissions as “allow� for all elements (full control, modify, etc) except
> > | for ‘special permissions’ which is greyed out entirely.
> > |
> > | - On any other XP Pro machine (regardless of service pack) they can find the
> > | “Andys_Documents� share and edit files in this folder and any sub folders no
> > | problem.
> > |
> > | - On Windows 2000 Pro machines (regardless of service pack) they *can* find
> > | the “Andys_Documents� share and edit files (and save) on this folder no
> > | problem. However doing the *exact* same operation (edit and saving a file)
> > | in any *subfolder* of “Andys_Documents� isn’t allowed. When the app tries
> > | to save it I get a message that either the file is “read only� (for MS Office
> > | files) or to “make sure that the full path and filename are correct� (notepad
> > | .txt files). I can save the files if I use a different filename, however.
> > |
> > | I am stumped. Please help!
> > |
> > | Thanks,
> > | Glenn
> >
> >
> > What about the NTFS permissions on the folder and sub-folders the share points to ?
> >
> > --
> > Dave
> > http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> > http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
> >
> >
> >
!