Resetting NTFS permissions on Profiles Folder

By aseem_kumar_2001 ·
I had a File Server on which my user Profiles folder was stored. The OS was Windows 2003 server with SP1.
The System crashed and i had to reinstall the OS on it.
Now the profiles folder which was shared has to be shared again.
What earlier i had done was given "full control permissions" to "everyone" to the Parent Folder and when the profile was created the permissions were applied automatically. Now the share has to be recreated and permissions to be applied again.
I am afraid that if i give "Full Control" to "Everyone" then the permissions will propogate to the subfolders and might reset the permissions which were earlier assigned automatically by the OS.

Has anyone done this before, as i donot want to take risk with the permissions getting reset to some thing wrong, because the users data is their.

Please Help on this. Its very urgent

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Sharing Profiles folder

by martinbowkett In reply to Resetting NTFS permission ...

You are okay to set Everyone as Full Control on the permissions for the Share.

The Permissons for folders and files are seperate to this.
If you set Everyone - Full control in the top level folder it will depend on whether the subfolders are set to inherit permissions.

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this folder only

by lowlands In reply to Resetting NTFS permission ...

Set the share permissions to Full Control for authenticated users.
Set the folder that contains the profile folder to Read/Execute for authenticated users, but make sure to set it for "This folder only". That way it will not trickle down to the actual profile folders.

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