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How can I assure that a new user's file permissions are correctly configured?

Our office wants to use Group Policy to set file permissions on our server's shared folders. Is there a way to have different file permissions given to different OU's, such that if a new employee was hired we could drop them into an OU and be assured that his read/write file permissions to the server shared files are correctly configured?

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Not really, since an OU cannot be added to the DACL in any way. The best way to set these permissions in Group Policy would be by giving a domain local group (e.g.. ModifySalesData group) the relevant access rights to the files or folders, then adding groups containing users (e.g. SalesManagers) to these 'access' groups. When you get a new starter you would add them to a relevant group or groups to give them the access you require.

This was first published in September 2006

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