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    Cannot Remove "Read Only" setting on folders

    Chaps,

    This is a problem we have noticed since we installed W2K3 R2 over the summer. When you create a folder off the root of a server drive the "read only" box is checked under properties.

    If we remove the tick, Apply and Save, when go back into properties, the tick is back! The tick appears to be slightly greyed out but even with empty folders it cannot be removed.:?

    We have taken ownership of the folders as administrators and played with every combination of security settings we can think of but to no avail.

    This is happening on servers that have been upgraded from W2K AND those built with W2K3 R2 from scratch.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Alan

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    Re: Cannot Remove "Read Only" setting on folders

    Does the read only setting actually prevent you from saving stuff into the folder?

    Ben

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    Re: Cannot Remove "Read Only" setting on folders

    Inherited permissions perhaps? What are the permissions on the parent folder?

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    Re: Cannot Remove "Read Only" setting on folders

    Ben..... The Read only setting doesn't stop saving if you specifically allow a group Full Control of the folder.

    Geoff..... The parent folder is the root of the drive! I haven't found a setting to set those paramaters ... unless you know somewhere?

    Alan

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    Re: Cannot Remove "Read Only" setting on folders

    Ben..... The Read only setting doesn't stop saving if you specifically allow a group Full Control of the folder.

    Geoff..... The parent folder is the root of the drive! I haven't found a setting to set those paramaters ... unless you know somewhere?')

    Alan

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    Re: Cannot Remove "Read Only" setting on folders

    The behaviour appears to be by design (see MS KB326549).

    You going yo have to go to the command line and use
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      ATTRIB -R <Folder Name>

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    Re: Cannot Remove "Read Only" setting on folders

    Sorry for the delay but was at another school yesterday..

    We tried this and under DOS the attribute dissappeared. However, windows still reports a read only attribute for the folder.

    Having read the article this appears to be by design so we will have to live with it I suppose.

    Thanks

    Alan

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    Re: Cannot Remove "Read Only" setting on folders

    Geoff..... The parent folder is the root of the drive! I haven't found a setting to set those paramaters ... unless you know somewhere?
    My Computer -> Right click the drive -> Properties -> Security Tab

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