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13 Apr 2014   #1
plumpf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
windows 7 removing the owner from shared folder

hi
there is a shared folder. it was created by user A and he shared it with some 8 users. now he is transfered to another department. so he should not be able to access this shared folder but since it is shared with him he can.

how to i remove him from shared folder as he is shown as owner ?

should i just take owner ship of the folder in advanced NTFS permisions and then be able to remove it ?
my concern is that i do not want to disturb the rest of the permissions ?
thanks


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13 Apr 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You should be using user groups in a domain setting.
e.g.
accounting
sales
research

The NTFS permissions should be set one time to allow the proper groups access.

When people leave a department, they can be removed from a group.

Using groups avoids repeatedly changing the NTFS permissions.

By the way, a person can be the owner of folders/files and still not have access to them.


You really need someone who is knowledgeable about making NTFS permission changes. You should not be learning on a live system.
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13 Apr 2014   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by plumpf View Post
hi
there is a shared folder. it was created by user A and he shared it with some 8 users. now he is transfered to another department. so he should not be able to access this shared folder but since it is shared with him he can.

how to i remove him from shared folder as he is shown as owner ?

should i just take owner ship of the folder in advanced NTFS permisions and then be able to remove it ?
my concern is that i do not want to disturb the rest of the permissions ?
thanks
How about moving the contents of the folder to another folder where this user doesn't have permission to access those files?

And yes you should be using user groups on a Domain.
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13 Apr 2014   #4
plumpf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

While there are groups defined but sometimes we need to share content between userís for whom we do not have specific groups.

In this particular case though I can take ownership of shared folder as administrator. Then give it to desired team lead and then share it with those intended users.

But since all is perfect now except that we have to stop sharing it with one user who happens to be the owner. In case of normal users it's simply removing his name from shares and ntfs permissions but since he is owner so i want to know how to cleanse his access.
What are the consequences of changing ownership? Does it resets the the permissions granted to other users.?
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