Troubleshooting Access Control Problems
Updated: June 8, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
The problems that typically occur with the Windows access control system are problems with user access to files and folders.
Share permissions are set on folders only and apply to folders that have been shared on a file server or computer. NTFS permissions apply to discs that are formatted with the NTFS file system. NTFS permissions can be applied on local files and folders and shared folders.
In this section
Anonymous user cannot access a shared folder
Unknown user is attempting to access a file or folder he or she should not have access to
Unknown user is changing ACLs on files or folders
User cannot access a file or folder but should have permission
Users cannot write to a shared folder after migration to Windows Server 2003