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How to Cope with File Server Permissions Hell

Sep 10, 2009, 01:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charlie Schluting)

[ Thanks to Michael Hall for this link. ]

"It is easy to give everyone in a group access to a directory, but to allow one new person access to just part of that, is troublesome. The very last thing you want to do is to move the affected directory out of the share. Sure, you can create a new group containing the old one plus the new person for access to the new share, but then people have to remember where this special case lives. It goes something like this: "oh the payroll files all live in the Finance share, but Marvin needed access to the July folder, so that moved out. Go find it in the other share..." As you can see, this quickly gets insane if those types of things are allowed to happen. IT should be able to find a workable solution, enabling the business side to function as smoothly a possible."

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