What is the difference between share permissions and NTFS permissions?


I setup a file server for my company  and I would like to make sure that permissions on different folders assigned to the users are accurate and safe. Your assistance will be apreacited

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Farida F 6 years 2 Answers 1543 views 1

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  1. Understanding share and NTFS(New Technology File System) permission is very critical to securely sharing local resources with users on the network. Here is a look at the basic differences between both permissions, along with some recommendations about using each one:


    Share permissions are the permissions you set for a folder when you need to share that folder. In other words, we can say that share permissions determine the type of access users have to the shared folder across the network. There are three types of share permissions and these included Full Control, Change, and Read. Note that by default everyone has Read(R) access with share permission.


    NTFS permissions determine the action users can take for a folder or file across the network and locally. There are six types of NTFS permission and these included Full Control (FC), Modifier (M), Read & Exec (RE), List Folder Control (LFC), Read (R), and Write (W). All these types of permission can be set for groups or individually.


    One approach for providing access to resources on NTFS volume is to share folders with the default shared folder permission and then control access to share folders by assigning NTFS permissions.


    You can learn more about NTFS permission at http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs-permissions-combined.htm


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