Windows 2003 Server folder attributes

Discussion in 'Windows Server Systems' started by Heeter, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    I got a folder in my webserver (Windows 2003, MySQL, Apache) that will not change it's attributes, I want to remove the "Read-only" attribute. I have done like a ton of times, and every time I recheck the folder the "Read-Only" is checked off again. I need this folder full write permission so I can continue configging the DataBase.

    Is there a way to permenantly change the attribute to full write?


    Thanks in advance,


    Heeter
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2006
  2. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    When I look in the properties of this folder, I fill in all the checkmarks for "Full Control" and when I click apply, it erases the checkmarks. Now I don't know why it's doing that,

    Heeter
     
  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Confused by your second post, but that's my fault cuz I'm uber-exhausted, so not sure if you have this resolved or not but I'll try anyways :D

    You should be using NTFS permissions (off built-in accounts) on files/folders when dealing with a server. The read-only tick will get overwritten by it, and even if it stays it won't apply.
     
  4. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    I am in the propeties of the folder and I try through there, but it doesn't work either.

    Maybe I am not going through the right way.

    I moved the folder to a XP Pro workstation and I am still not being able to remove the "Read-only" function.


    Thanks,

    Heeter
     
  5. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Again, I could be mis-understanding, BUT

    You should use NTFS permissions, and the NTAUTH from the user trying to access the folder SHOULD over-ride folder level permissions.

    Have you tried that?

    -edit-

    Try this:

    Make sure you can see hidden files/folders

    Find the desktop.ini file located in the folder, for example -

    Let's call the folder "READONLY"

    Navigate to C:\READONLY\desktop.ini

    right-click on desktop.ini, remove the read-only attribute

    Also can be done from the CMD line -

    attrib -r <Drive:>\Folder\Desktop.ini

    Hope that helps ya ;)
     
  6. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Well I have tried everything you said and still nothing. I cannot get this folder to drop it's readonly permission. Oh well.


    Thanks for your help, KC. I think that I am just gonna find another application that might let me do this better.

    Heeter