Editing File Permission on your CloudServer
One of the key advantages offered by NTFS over the older FAT file system type is the concept of file and folder permissions and ownership. Through careful implementation and management, file and folder permissions on NTFS based file systems significantly increases the security of data stored on a Windows Server system. This article will walk you through basic NTFS file/folder permission editing.
1. Log into your CloudServer using RDP.
2. navigate to the folder or file you wish to edit the permission for through the my computer option within the start menu.
3. Right click on the folder or file and click properties.
4. Select the tab at the top labeled Security and click the Edit button (2008) or if you are on 2003 you will see the add and remove buttons.
5. On this screen you can add and remove user permissions to the folder that you have selected.
6. You can add a user by clicking add and then clicking the locations button, selecting your server, click ok, and then typing the name of the user you wish to add. (if you click check names first it will verify that there is a user by that name already added to the server so this is always recommended).
7. You can remove a user by simply highlighting the user within the upper pane and then clicking remove.
8. Permissions can be fairly complicated however there are some more basic details listed below for your convenience. You may also want to check out this article here for a more in depth understanding of just how deep windows permissions can go.
Full Control -Permission to read, write, change and delete files and sub-folders.
Modify - Permission to read and write to files in the folder, and to delete current folder.
List Folder Contents Permission to obtain listing of files and folders and to execute files.
Read and Execute - Permission to list files and folders and to execute files.
Write - Permission to create new files and folders within selected folder.
Read - Permission to list files and folders.
9. The last thing you will want to notice is whether or not you wish for the permissions you are apply will filter down (for folder permissions only) to everything that is contained within it. Windows will do this automatically however if you click the advanced button on the security tab and then click edit (2008). In windows 2003 you will simply click advanced.
10. Once you are on the advanced security Settings window you will see two boxes on the bottom left. You can select them or deselect them as you see fit.
Editing windows permissions is a very advanced task and should only be attempted by a trained professional as to not open you server to any security risks. The above tasks are for information only and if you wish to learn more about editing permissions please see microsoft documentation for further information. (http://www.microsoft.com)