Inherited permisions questions.

timoskitimoski Posts: 21Member ■□□□□□□□□□
If you disable inherited permissions for a group, and use the "copy" option when deselecting the inheritance option, does that mean that the original inherited permissions will propagte down to all files and folders below the folder you explicitly applied permissions to?

In other words, does the "copy" option allow original inherited permissions to propagate except for the object that you have applied explicit permissions to?

Sorry for the convoluted way of explaining it, but this has got me confused.

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  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    "Copy" means that all permissions that would have flowed down are copied and are not greyed out anymore so you can make the required changes.

    Makes sense?
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  • timoskitimoski Posts: 21Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Essendon wrote: »
    "Copy" means that all permissions that would have flowed down are copied and are not greyed out anymore so you can make the required changes.

    Makes sense?

    ok, so they are copied so they are then reapplied to all objects that then follow under the changed one?
  • crrussell3crrussell3 Posts: 561Member
    When you break inheritance on NTFS permissions, and choose the copy command, you are doing just that: Copying the current NTFS rights down to all objects at and below where you broke the inheritance at. This way your NTFS "structure" remains intact, with the ability to change previously inherited permissions how you see fit.

    Best thing to do, is to create a few test folders on your computer, and break inheritance on the root test folder, and inspect the subfolders to see what happens. Nothing beats hands on when trying to understand what something is doing :)
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