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By wejacobsen ·
We have a w2k server with a shared folder.The file permissions are read only.There is a sub-directory with write permissions.When a user who has permission to access the sub directory can't copy & paste a file to this directory.All these folders andfiles were copied from a winnt 4.0 server using xcopy with the correct options.This seems to be the only folder with this problem.Have any ideas?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to file permissions

Are you SURE the subfolder is set for Write permissions for this user?

Win2K handles permissions a little differently than NT4 did. In NT4, you had to force subfolders to inherit the permissions of higher up folders. You had to click that checkbox for all subfolders and files to inherit the permissions.
In Win2K, inheriting permissions is the default method for subfolders and files.
So, do this. While logged into this Win2K server as an Admin, check the permissions on this subfolder (go toProperties on the folder, choose the Security tab, and look if the user or a group the user is in has Write). Then, make a file in this subfolder. Then, check the Security settings for the file, and see if the user account has Write on this file.If not, then make any necessary changes on the subfolder, and the permissions will be applied to the files in the subfoler.

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by wejacobsen In reply to file permissions

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by TraverseTek In reply to file permissions

Also, keep in mind that deny permissions take precedence over allow permissions. So if a user ( or a group of which that user is a member) is denied write permissions in this folder (or a parent folder,) they will not be able to write in this folder.

Good Luck :-)

Joe

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