When you assign or modify NTFS permissions to files and folders, problems might arise. Troubleshooting these problems is important to keep resources available to users.
After this lesson, you will be able to
Estimated lesson time: 5 minutes
Table 3.7 describes some common permissions problems that you might encounter and the solutions you can use to try to resolve them.
Table 3.7 Permissions Problems and Troubleshooting Solutions
|A user can't gain access to a file or folder.||If the file or folder was copied, or if it was moved to another NTFS volume, the permissions might have changed. |
Check the permissions that are assigned to the user account and to groups of which the user is a member. The user might not have permission or might be denied access either individually or as a member of a group.
|You add a user account to a group to give that user access to a file or folder, but the user still can't gain access.||For access permissions to be updated to include the new group to which you have added the user account, the user must either log off and then log on again, or close all network connections to the computer on which the file or folder resides and then make new connections.|
|A user with Full Control permission to a folder deletes a file in the folder, although that user doesn't have permission to delete the file itself. You want to stop the user from being able to delete more files.||You must clear the special access permission—the Delete Subfolders And Files check box—on the folder to prevent users with Full Control of the folder from being able to delete files in the folder.|
Windows 2000 supports POSIX applications that are designed to run on UNIX. On UNIX systems, Full Control permission allows you to delete files in a folder. In Windows 2000, the Full Control permission includes the Delete Subfolders And Files special access permission, which also allows you to delete files in that folder regardless of the permissions that you have for the files in the folder.
The following is a list of best practices for implementing NTFS permissions. These guidelines will help you avoid permission problems.
When you assign or modify NTFS permissions for files and folders, problems might arise. Troubleshooting these problems is important to keep resources available to users. In this lesson, you learned about some common permissions problems and some possible solutions to resolve these problems.