[windows2000] Re: OT Sorry to interupt the Friday fun...

  • From: "Lane, Mark" <MDL@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 09:37:38 -0500

You mention permissions, but maybe you mean file attribute.  My Windows XP
does the same thing, and I believe it is normal behavior.  There is a
difference between a read-only file attribute and a read-only permission,
and since you have a behavior discrepancy between Administrator and User,
you probably have a permission problem.  Have you verified the NTFS
-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Smith [mailto:nick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 9:10 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] OT Sorry to interupt the Friday fun...

Sorry for Cross-post from the Win 2 K list, but no response there and I
thought you guys might be bored on a Friday.


... I have a work-related problem. Boring, I know.


On a W2k3 Server, which is acting as a file-server and a Terminal Server (I
know; but it's only 7 seven people), one folder and all it's sub-folders
keeps reverting to Read-only.


Symptoms: try to save as a normal user in Excel, and it say that the folder
you are trying to save to is read-only. Save as Administrator and it's fine.


If I look at properties on the Folder, the Read-Only tick-box is grey-ticked
(It has a tick, but not fully: like a backup folder where only half the
sub-folders are going to be backed up). If I untick it, it asks if I'm sure
I want to do this for sub-folders as well, I say yes, and it takes a few
minutes changing all the permissions on itself and sub-folders. Go back out,
look at properties again, and the half-tick is back. 


This folder is in the root of the drive, so I don't think it can be
inheriting read-only permissions from above.


Any ideas?

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