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Windows 7: Everyone in C:\Users Security Tab?? Is that right?

18 Oct 2009   #1
YippieYeah

Windows 7
 
 
Everyone in C:\Users Security Tab?? Is that right?

Hey guys, I have windows 7 and set up Homegroup. All the folders I share additionally to what Homegroup is sharing have EVERYONE in the Security Tab enabled with all Permissions checked!

Now I also realised that C:\Users has in Security Tab has EVERYONE with Read & Execute - List - Read activated?

Is that the default option?

And is it normal that every folder I share in Homegroup gets EVERYONE added with all Permissions?


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18 Oct 2009   #2
Jordus

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

If i read your post right you are talking about Share Permissions and not NTFS permissions.

If this is the case, the is normal. When looking at what access a user has when accessing a shared folder, you combine the share permissions and NTFS permissions with the least priviledge taking priority.

For example, if user John has FULL CONTROL permission to the USERS share but has only READ permission for NTFS permissions on that folder, then John can only read.
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18 Oct 2009   #3
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Great post Jordus.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YippieYeah View Post
EVERYONE in the Security Tab enabled with all Permissions checked!
That's normal for the Users\Public folder. But in my case, the Users folder only has for Everyone

Read & Execute
List folder contents
Read

In other words, NOT full control for Everyone.
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19 Oct 2009   #4
YippieYeah

Windows 7
 
 

Maybe I wasnt too clear...

1) I ment Users\ which has this these permissions for EVERYONE

Read & Execute
List folder contents
Read

2) User\Public has ALL Permissions for EVERYONE

3) My question is if its normal for 1) and 2) to have these permissions activated?

Read & Execute
List folder contents
Read

4) After sharing a folder (e.g. External HDD) with Homegroup >> clicking SHARE WITH >> HomeGroup (READ) it adds

EVERYONE with ALL Permissions - Is that about right?
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19 Oct 2009   #5
fanwater

windows
 
 

I also found the default access permission a bit too lax in windows 7. I used to see only public folder sharing between computers within a vista/xp home network. But now upon first time setting up windows 7, I was surprised to learn that I could see the other party's document folder as well
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19 Oct 2009   #6
YippieYeah

Windows 7
 
 

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11 Nov 2009   #7
Bumpus

 

Thanks for the link, yip.
This happened to me too last night after installing Student Edition. (damn near had a heart attack when I browsed to my 7 pc from an XP pc and saw THAT!)

Anyway, the link you posted verified that this is likely a bug somewhere in 7.
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