NTFS Permissions management


    This option allows you to modify the allow or deny permissions for users on a NTFS share whenever necessary.

    Steps in modifying NTFS permissions

    1. Select the Folders on which permissions are to be modified. Click the Permission link to view the existing permissions on this folder.
    2. In Select Permissions,
      • Under Accounts, select the accounts – users and / or groups to whom you wish to assign the permissions.
      • In Permissions, select the desired permissions from the ones available in the drop down box.
      • Use the Applies To field to specify the folder level up to which the selected permissions must apply.
      • Under Type, select Allow or Deny, as needed.
      • If you wish to assign a different set of permission to a different set of users and groups, click the '+' icon located at the end of the current row and repeat the above steps. Using this option, you can set different permissions for different users and groups in a single action.
      • Pick the appropriate option to specify whether you wish to allow inheritance of permissions for the folders (and their sub-folders), whose permissions are being modified.
    3. Click "Preview" to view the permissions that will be applied.
    4. Click "Modify" to save the changes.

    Note: You will notice a "View Recent Tasks" link on the top-right hand corner, clicking on this will give you a summary of the recent changes made to folder permissions.

    Select the desired 'permission inheritance' option from the ones listed based on the your requirement:

    Inherit Permissions : If this option is chosen, the folder/file will inherit permissions from their parent folder. (i.e.) permissions on the folder = permissions inherited from parent folder + permissions applied directly on the folder.

    Remove all existing permissions and apply only these permissions: If this option is chosen only the permissions currently being applied will be effective, all the old permissions will be removed.

    Make all subfolders inherit these permissions and remove all other permissions: It removes the direct permissions on all subfolders and applies the currently chosen parent folder's permission set to all subfolders.

    The NTFS permissions modified as per the option selected.

    Note: The list of folders for which permissions have been modified can be exported as PDF, HTML, XLSX or CSV by clicking the 'Export as' button.

    This feature allows you to remove the allow or deny permissions for users on a NTFS share when ever necessary.

    Steps in removing NTFS permissions

    1. Select the folders from which permissions are to be removed.
    2. Select the user account and / or groups for whom permissions should be changed
    3. Click the permissions drop down list choose the permissions set to be  removed.
    4. Finally choose the type of permission allow or deny. You can remove different sets of permissions for different users at one go, using the '+' icon located at the end of the row.
    5. In Folder level select the number of sublevels of folders on which the permissions have to be removed.
    6. Click on the remove button to apply the changes.

    The NTFS permissions will hence be removed.

    Note:
    You will notice a “View Recent Tasks” link on the top-right hand corner, clicking on this will give you a summary of the recent changes made to folder permissions.

    Steps to modify NTFS permissions for multiple user accounts in bulk

    1. Navigate to Management → File Server Management → CSV Import → Modify bulk NTFS permission
    2. Select the Domain that contains the user accounts whose permissions have to be modified.
    3. Click on Import CSV option to add the user accounts to be modified, from a CSV file. Refer Sample CSV or CSV Headers for more information about CSV files.
    4. From the Advanced Settings option, at the bottom right corner of the page,choose 'Yes' from the Inheritable Permissions drop down menu to configure inheritance permissions for the settings that are being modified. You can also check the suitable boxes for enabling,
      • Remove all existing permissions and apply only the above permissions - All pre-existing permissions will be replaced with the new permissions for only the selected object and not the descendant objects
      • Replace all existing inheritable permissions on all descendants with inheritable permissions from this object - All the permissions that the descendants had inherited from other objects will be cleared and instead only the inheritable permissions from this object will be applied to them.
    5. Click Modify Permissions to finish.

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