Explicit vs. Inherited Permissions
Each permission that exists can be assigned one of two ways: explicitly or by inheritance. For this reason, permissions are referred to as explicit permissions and inherited permissions.
- Explicit permissions are permissions that are set by default when the object is created, or by user action.
- Inherited permissions are permissions that are given to an object because it is a child of a parent object.
Similar to the way rights are managed for groups of users, permissions are best managed for containers of objects. Objects within the container inherit all the access permissions in that container.
For example, you might explicitly give permissions to a folder named MyFolder. All subfolders created within MyFolder automatically inherit the permissions assigned to MyFolder.
In the example above, it is possible to stop subfolders from inheriting access permissions. To do this, you must explicitly clear a setting that causes the inheritance.
- NTFS Permissions
- Setting Permissions
- File and Folder Basic Permissions
- File and Folder Advanced Permissions
- Effective Permissions
- Changing Ownership of Files and Folders
- Moving and Copying Protected Files
- Troubleshooting Access to Files and Shared Folders
- Permissions for Other Objects
- User Rights vs. NTFS Permissions
- Share Permissions vs. NTFS Permissions
- Explicit vs. Inherited Permissions
- Allow vs. Deny Permissions
- Permission Precedence
- Combining Shared Folder Permissions and NTFS Permissions
- Sharing and Adding Permissions
- Backing up and Restoring NTFS Permissions on a Specified Volume
- Off-line Access to Shared Folders (Caching)
- Metafile $Secure
- Appendix. Script to Backup or Restore NTFS Permissions