Set folder permissions on Windows server

In this tutorial we will set folder permissions in Windows server. This will help FTP Virtual directory to be accessed.

Go inside the folder locate a blank spot and click properties. In our case this will be:
C:\\Inetpub\\wwwroot\\ as on the picture below which is the root folder for FTP account that we created in Setup FTP for Web site in IIS on Windows-server.

Set folder permissions on Windows server

This will open folder properties tab. Locate ‘Security’ click on it and then click on ‘Add’ button under ‘Group or user names’ field.

Set folder permissions on Windows server

Select Users or Groups pane will appear where you have to choose a user. Depending on your server configuration it could be local or domain user, in my case it is a local user called ‘mywebsite’. I typed the user name in the filed called ‘Enter the object names to select examples’. Then click check names and Windows will underscore them as well as adding the user’s affiliation.

Click Ok and then select the permissions you want to give to your user. In this case I will select all the options.

This FTP account will have recursive access to all folders, so click ‘Advance’ and there check ‘Allow inheritable permissions from the parent to propagate to this object and all child objects. Include these with entries explicitly defined here’
If there are folder already and you want to apply the new user to all of them check also ‘Replace p[permissions entries on all child objects with entries shown ere that apply to child objects’. Accept the warning message, and then click ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’ twice.

The folder is with new assigned user permissions.

Set folder permissions on Windows server


Filed Under: Windows 2003 Server

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