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    Cannot save in Office without modify permissions

    A group of students need to be able to save in a folder deep in the shared area

    the path is something like o:\students\english\6th form\work

    authenticated users have read and execute access to the whole 'students' folder so they can all see it

    what I did was add these few students to the ACL for 'work' and give them write access

    I log on as one of them and sure enough they can copy work to that folder

    But when in Office, or any application (i tried paint) when you go save, when you click the save button it says 'xxxx.ppt already exists. do you want to overwrite' and sure enough a second later, it creates a file of that name there

    If you click yes to overwrite it says the folder is read only (which makes sense as they dont have modify access)

    But why does it create a file of the name you're trying to save every time?

    Giving them modify access as well does solve the problem but id prefer not to because they could change other peoples work

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    Re: Cannot save in Office without modify permissions

    In a way, I think you've kinda answered your own question.....

    You can read all the files.
    You can write a new file (as a copy of an older one)
    But you can't modify (so change/overwrite an existing file)

    I'm sure there's a complicated way of setting it to overwrite the file IF you are the creator, but I can't think of it atm.

    Chris

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    Re: Cannot save in Office without modify permissions

    Set folder permissions as follows

    Administrators: Full Control (This folder, subfolders and files)
    - So you don't lose control!

    Creator Owner: Modify (Subfolders and files)
    - When someone creates a file, they get Modify access to it

    Students: Read & Execute (This folder, subfolders and files)
    - Students can read all files

    Students: Create Files/Write Data & Create Folders/Append Data (This folder and subfolders)
    - Students can create files/folders here and below

    System: Full Control
    - Just in case!

    You'll need to go into the 'advanced' dialog to set these permissions. I suggest you test carefully before rolling this out, as complex permissions can lead to unexpected outcomes! Bon chance!

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    Re: Cannot save in Office without modify permissions

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisC
    In a way, I think you've kinda answered your own question.....

    You can read all the files.
    You can write a new file (as a copy of an older one)
    But you can't modify (so change/overwrite an existing file)

    Chris
    The point is though, that the files arnt there to overwrite
    The system seems to create one at the time of saving and then try and overwrite that

    ajbritton - thanks Ill have a play with them on Monday

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