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About Folder Sharing

By ask_anurag ·
My users want to write data in a file through some application but when they access that file through network they can't change anything on it.
So i created a folder in my server c: drive and given name financedata and provided all users write only access and shared that folder also.On sharing i have assigned only read only rights.But now when they access folder through network they can't write anything but also they are also not able to write any data through application.I am using Windows 2000 for testing but i hv to transfer it to windows 2003.
Please tell me where I did wrong this is really urgent.
I would appreicate if someone could assist me.

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by CG IT In reply to About Folder Sharing

Read only is read only. If users have write only on the folder and read only on the file the most restrictive permission is applied. Read only.

Best practice on sharing is to assign permissions by a group. If you have a network shared folder for data and users want to read, write, modify data on files within the network shared folder you create a group. Assign the permissions to the group. Assign the group to the shared folder. Then add only those users you want access to the share to the group.

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Note: remove the everyone group from the shared permissions. Everyone is literally everyone from the mailman to the pet dog.

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If one assigns permissions on files, the tracking of whos who and has permission for what get pretty complicated. Especially on big networks.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to About Folder Sharing


When you share a folder and its contents, there is a button labelled Permissions on the Share dialog page - Setting Permissions here sets the *share* permissions that allow users to access the share. On the next tab, the Security tab, you can then set the *folder and file* permissions - it is here that you need to set the write permission.

Good luck

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by jpb In reply to About Folder Sharing

If you want to have an application that only accesses this folder just go to the permissions and let the group everyone have full control. Make sure that you do not do it for a parent only child folders.

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by atharaaa In reply to About Folder Sharing

Hi, The best thing to do is give full control in the share permission to everyone and control the access to the folder thru NTFS permission. There you can grant write access only to everyone or a specific group. It will be same for 2000 and 2003. As you have given read only access in the share permission, the users may be facing problem.

Hope this will help.

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