You have set permissions on a set of files in an NTFS folder, and you have a different set of permissions on a network share to the same NTFS folder. When someone connects to the share across the network, how do you determine the effective permissions?
A) The NTFS permissions take priority
B) The share permissions take priority
C) Both permissions apply and the least restrictive settings win
D) Both permissions apply and the most restrictive settings win
E) Windows flips a coin every time; you never know what you’ll get!
The answer: D) Both permissions apply and the most restrictive settings win
NTFS permissions are assigned to files or folders on a local drive, and share permissions apply to the entire share from access across the network. It’s very common to have this information overlap with each other. When conflicts exist, the most restrictive settings always win.
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