share permissions scope

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Subject: share permissions scope
Posted by:  BW (…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006

Hi,

I have the following folder structure:

Common \ General \ Forms

Each folder is shared as its folder name and the NTFS perms on Common is FC
to everyone which inherits to all below.  Common share is FC to everyone,
whilst General and Forms shares are R to everyone.

When I go to \\server\common, I CAN make changes to files in and below it.
When I go to \\server\general, I CANT make changes to files in or below it.
When I go to \\server\forms, I CANT make changes to files in or below it.

The point I would like to clarify is that when I browse to \\server\common,
the share permissions on folders below it do NOT seem to affect what I can
do.  Is it that share permissions are relative to what share you connect too?
That is if I connect to \\server\common, the share permissions on it and the
NTFS permissions determine my effective perms, and the share perms of share
below it dont?

I hope this makes sense, my heads a bit mixed up with practising share/NTFS
permissions.

Thanks,
BW

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