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Reset W2K Permissions on "Dropbox"

By jbalser ·
I have a file server running Win2K with the home directories and a public "dropbox" on the same partition, in the same subfolder. The dropbox is used as a central repository among departments. Unfortunately, when UserA copies a file into the dropbox from his home directory, it retains it's original ACL (i.e. CreatorOwner = UserA) and UserB can't open it. I want to keep the dropbox in the same folder as the home dirs so that users can easily find all of their stuff in one location. Is there some way to reset the permissions of a file as soon as it's copied into another folder without moving the destination to a different partition?

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by DC1 In reply to Reset W2K Permissions on ...

Have you thought of encrypting the folder using EFS and assigning all of the users admin rights to the folder? By default the owner of the encrypted files will get acess rights to whatever docs are placed in the folder.

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by jbalser In reply to Reset W2K Permissions on ...

Many (not all) of the people using the server are Mac users, and I don't believe that EFS will work for them. We also don't yet have an AD domain, so even if EFS works for Mac users, without centralized control of the keys it's a can of worms that we're not ready to open.

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