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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Managing Share Permissions

As discussed previously, Windows Server 2003 has two levels of permissions for shared folders: share permissions and file and folder permissions. Share permissions are applied any time you access a file or folder over the network. These top-level permissions set the maximum allowable actions available within a shared folder. Although share permissions can get you in the door when you work remotely, the file and folder permissions can further constrain access and the allowable actions.

When accessing files locally, only the file and folder permissions are applied. However, when accessing files remotely, first the share permissions are applied and then the file and folder permissions. In the case of file allocation table ...

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