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Windows Server 2008 Thread, stop users from deleting a file in Technical; I think I am missing something really obvious here... I am trying to make a file 'read only' in a ...
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    stop users from deleting a file

    I think I am missing something really obvious here...

    I am trying to make a file 'read only' in a folder.

    I have modified the permissions as follows...
    - removed inheritance of permissions from parent folder.
    - given the staff group read/read & execute only.

    Am i right in thinking this is enough? when I test it, a staff user can still delete the file.

    What am I missing?

    thanks
    James

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    are your staff
    members of a administrator group?

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    had to check but, no. They are not.

    ive even tried explicitly denying the delete permission and I can still delete the file.

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    Have you gone into Advanced security settings on that file and made sure Delete is unticked? Should be, but it's worth checking.

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    thats where i would look too

    its either a permission or a member of a admin/poweruser group

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    Make sure you're applying the permissions to the files inside the folder, and not just the folder.

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