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"Only apply these permissions to objects and/or containers within this container" confusion. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi.

     I've shared a folder with the everyone group giving full permission. In the NTFS settings the permissions apply to "This folder,subfolders and files". There's a box underneath that's unticked "Only apply these permissions to objects and/or containers within this container".

     I don't understand what would change If I enabled this option.

    Thursday, June 12, 2014 7:07 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    If you want all the sub-folder and sub sub folder inherit the permissions, then don’t forget the ”Apply these permissions to objects and/or containers within this container only” option.

    For further permission, please refer to this article:

    Determine Where to Apply Permissions

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771309.aspx


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Reprovoid Friday, June 13, 2014 10:28 AM
    Friday, June 13, 2014 8:54 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    If you want all the sub-folder and sub sub folder inherit the permissions, then don’t forget the ”Apply these permissions to objects and/or containers within this container only” option.

    For further permission, please refer to this article:

    Determine Where to Apply Permissions

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771309.aspx


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Reprovoid Friday, June 13, 2014 10:28 AM
    Friday, June 13, 2014 8:54 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi. Thanks for replying.

     From what I've understood from the article ,not ticking the box will apply Inherited permissions to subsequent folders created.

      If no further subfolders or files are created then nothing will change when the box Is ticked.

     I tested this option on a subfolder I created and It appeared as If I couldn't create any further subfolders or files but It wasn't giving me a denied error.

     After unticking the box again , all the subfolders and files I tried to create appeared which seemed a bit strange.



    • Edited by Reprovoid Friday, June 13, 2014 10:48 AM additional info
    Friday, June 13, 2014 10:28 AM
  • I can confirm that the Karen from Microsoft is wrong here - she's described the opposite situation to what actually occurs.

    As shown on this page: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc776140(v=ws.10).aspx

    Selecting 'Apply these permissions to objects and/or containers within this container only' will ONLY apply it to those files and folders, and subsequent folders will NOT have the same security applied.

    So the 'ONLY' bit is key here.

    • Proposed as answer by D I V Thursday, September 3, 2015 7:54 AM
    Thursday, November 6, 2014 11:05 PM
  • Thanks for the clarification.  The article is in direct contradiction to her post. 
    Monday, October 14, 2019 1:29 AM