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  • Application can't save files to a share on 2012


    Have a strange permission issue on Windows 2012 that doesn't exist on 2008 or 2003.
    Client is using an application to simply save a file to a folder but is getting an error attempting to save the file - apparently lacking permission to do so. 

    The only requirement is that the user running the application needs read/write access to the share.
    To make things simple, I have granted read/write access to the user and for 'everyone'.

    The user can successfully save files by mapping to the share but the tool can not.
    In the application, the user specifies the path:  \\servername\Test1\dummy.txtn and hits Save.

    No issues on 2008 or 2003. Why would 2012 have this particular issue?

    Thanks for your help. 
    Friday, July 15, 2016 12:37 PM

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  • Hello,

    only thing that comes in mind is changed permission on Win2003 and following versions.

    From Win2003 (WinXP; Win7; Win2008; 2012; ...) : Everyone permission = Authenticated users

    Before Win2003 (Win2000; Win NT; ...) : Everyone permission = Authenticated users + Anonymous

    So if this could be cause of your problem, you can try to add Anonymous permission to your Share (SMB) and NTFS permission settings.

    best regards

    Radek



    • Edited by Radek Tylich Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:52 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Hello_2018 Friday, July 29, 2016 6:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by Hello_2018 Sunday, July 31, 2016 12:50 AM
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:50 PM

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  • It would be better to use NTFS to manage share permissions. You give full share access to everyone, but fine tune those who can make all allowed manipulations with NTFS rights. As access is granted according to most prohibitive combination of rights for user (share+ntfs=rights) you end up with single window to set permissions. 

    Are you sure server that hosts software doesn't need permissions to write share?

    Friday, July 15, 2016 1:10 PM
  • I confirmed that the host software doesn't need share permissions. The software has been working fine for years on 2003 and I never granted share access to that particular id. It does work on 2003 and 2008 and I made sure the permissions are similar.

    Unfortunately the business doesn't have the password for the software id but we confirmed only the user running it needs access.

    I will fine tune NTFS access but just want to establish that the software works.

    Is there something unique to 2012 from 2008?

    Friday, July 15, 2016 1:23 PM
  • Hi,

    >>Is there something unique to 2012 from 2008?

    What app did you use on this server, did it compatible with the new server?

    I'd check the latest app version, installed on the new server then check again.

    Besides, I suppose the app vendor could also be help.

    Best regards,


    Andy_Pan

    Monday, July 18, 2016 2:57 AM
  • Hi,

    One more additional information. The software is running on an old windows 2000 server.

    Trying to get the user to contact the app vendor.

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 11:19 AM
  • Hello,

    only thing that comes in mind is changed permission on Win2003 and following versions.

    From Win2003 (WinXP; Win7; Win2008; 2012; ...) : Everyone permission = Authenticated users

    Before Win2003 (Win2000; Win NT; ...) : Everyone permission = Authenticated users + Anonymous

    So if this could be cause of your problem, you can try to add Anonymous permission to your Share (SMB) and NTFS permission settings.

    best regards

    Radek



    • Edited by Radek Tylich Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:52 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Hello_2018 Friday, July 29, 2016 6:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by Hello_2018 Sunday, July 31, 2016 12:50 AM
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:50 PM