Assign access permission on a shared folder

Admin UOG 21 Reputation points
2020-08-20T07:37:21.387+00:00

I create a shared folder \server\common on Windows Server 2019 and allow all users to have read/write permission. I map this shared folder in all client computers as a G: drive.
But a particular folder 'special' inside that shared folder, i want to restrict only some users to read/write and the rest can only read.
how to do this?
thanks

Windows Server
Windows Server
A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
8,202 questions
No comments
{count} votes

Accepted answer
  1. Daisy Zhou 12,921 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2020-08-20T10:16:47.19+00:00

    Hello @Admin UOG ,

    Thank you for posting in our TechNet forum.

    Based on the description, I did a test in my lab and it works. We can try the method to see if it helps.

    Method 1

    Steps (Common and Special inside Common)

    1. Create a folder named Common and share it to all users we want.
      19028-ff1.png
    2. Create Special folder inside Common. By default, the Special will inherit the permissions from Common. We can see the NTFS permissions for Special as below.
      19067-ff2.png
    3. Convert inherited permissions into explicit permissions on this object.
      19060-ff3.png
    4. Remove the inherited permissions from Special folder inside Common if needed (in my case, i deleted test3 group).
      19164-ff4.png
    5. Add some users with read/write permissions and the rest with only read permission for Special.
      19086-ff6.png

    Method 2

    Steps (Common1 and Special1 inside Common1)

    1. Create a folder named Common1 and share it to all users we want.
      19030-fff1.png
    2. Create Special1 inside Common1. Delete the inherited permissions if needed for Special1 if needed (in my case, i deleted test3 group) and add some users with read/write permissions and the rest with only read permission for Special1.
      19098-fff2.png
    3. We can see the NTFS permissions and Share permissions for Special1.
      19075-fff4.png

    Hope the information above is helpful. If anything is unclear, please feel free to let us know.

    Best Regards,
    Daisy Zhou


0 additional answers

Sort by: Most helpful