Chapter 10. Shares and Permissions

Anyone who has used a computer for any length of time is familiar with the concept of sharing. One shares photos and videos and writings with others. This isn’t necessarily done on a network—sharing is often done via email or on a website.

On a business network, sharing is the key to getting work done. However, not everything needs to be shared with everyone, which is why the use of shares is always linked with the use of permissions.

Share Permissions vs. File Permissions

There are two kinds of permissions involved in any shared folder—those on the actual share and those imposed by the underlying file system. These permissions are subtractive. This means that the most restrictive permission will win. Managing permissions ...

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