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DFS Replication and File permissions

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  • Before the problem here is a simple description of my setup

    Two File servers, Each have a folder in D: that is setup to replicate using Replication Group via DFS.

    All files/folders are replicated perfectly from server A to Server B. When folder/files permissions are checked on both Server A and B they are also perfectly replicated.

    Here is the problem.

    We have a user User1 who is given modify/read/write permissions on a folder Folder1 on Server A. Folder1 replicates perfectly on Server B and all permissions are also replicated and can be seen on Folder1 in Server B.

    When User1 opens file share on Server A he has his assigned permissions to work ok. But when he opens the file share from Server B he is unable to Modify Read or write anything inside Folder1.

    At present End users are instructed to use Server A to use the file shares, which are then replicated to Server B as a backup.

    Please help.

    Also share permissions are also same on both servers.

    Friday, March 07, 2014 11:50 AM

Answers

  • So User1 cannot edit files on ServerB while both NTFS permissions and Share permissions are the same on serverA and serverB? Please recheck both permissions specifically if any user group included with denied permission.

    A possible workaround is to create a new folder on ServerB, move files from the old folder into it, delete the old folder and rename the new folder to the old name. Then connect as DFS target to replace the old one to see if issue still exists. 


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    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 4:23 AM
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  • Hi,

    For User1, whether it is a standard domain user account or a domain admin account?

    What's the permission setting of the folder1, permission is given to domain users group or administrators group?

    As a test, try to access \\serverB\folder1 (instead of using DFS namespace) and see if same issue exists.If so, give the specific user Full Control permission on that folder as a test to see if it will work or not. 


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    Monday, March 10, 2014 12:36 PM
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  • User1 is domain user, Folder1 allows modify permission to User1 on both Server A and B.

    i am accessing Folder1 using direct path instead of name space

    \\serverA\folder1 when opened by User1 allows him modify permissions

    \\serverB\folder1 when opened by User1 denies him modify permissions. Allowing full controll has no effect. Permissions on ServerB has been applied via replication.

    Monday, March 10, 2014 1:58 PM
  • So User1 cannot edit files on ServerB while both NTFS permissions and Share permissions are the same on serverA and serverB? Please recheck both permissions specifically if any user group included with denied permission.

    A possible workaround is to create a new folder on ServerB, move files from the old folder into it, delete the old folder and rename the new folder to the old name. Then connect as DFS target to replace the old one to see if issue still exists. 


    If you have any feedback on our support, please send to tnfsl@microsoft.com.

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 4:23 AM
    Moderator