So, we have a Windows network (2003 server with XP Pro clients). Each department has their own shared 'common' folder, however each subfolder may have different rights, ie. people in the same department would have either read, or full access to folders.
Now the problem is this: Say a user has Read-only access to a a particular folder, but requires full access to one of the files inside that folder. From the security properties of the file, I go in advanced and untick 'inherit from parent..etc' so that it will stop inheriting the read access of the folder. Then I give modify access to the user on that file.
Now this works fine and dandy for a while until I get a call from the user who says that they cannot save the file. I go to check for myself in the file permissions, and it will be in fact back to read-only. From what I can figure out, it resets its permissions when someone else (who has full access) saves the file, however I have not been able to reproduce this.
My current work-around for users is to just put the files they need to modify in their own subfolders. That way I can adjust permissions from the folders, which are not 'magically' reset.
Can anyone shed some light on this, maybe I might be missing something?
Edited by hamluis, 09 July 2010 - 04:30 PM.
Moved from XP to Win 2003, etc. forum ~ Hamluis.