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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Controlling Access to Files and Folders with NTFS Permissions

NTFS permissions are always evaluated when a file is accessed. NTFS permissions are fairly complex, and to understand their management, you need to understand the following:

  • Basic permissions. What the basic permissions are and how they are used

  • Special permissions. What the special permissions are and how they are used

  • Ownership. What is meant by file ownership and how file ownership is used

  • Inheritance. What is meant by inheritance and how inheritance is used

  • Effective permissions. How to determine the effective permissions on files

Understanding and Using the Basic Permissions

In Windows Vista, the owner of a file or a folder has the right to allow or deny access to that resource, as do ...

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