Changing inherited permissions

If the check boxes are shaded when you view the permissions of an object, the object has inherited permissions from the parent object. There are three ways to make changes to inherited permissions:

Make the changes to the parent object, and then the object will inherit these permissions.

Select the opposite permission (Allow or Deny) to override the inherited permission.

Clear the Inherit from parent the permission entries that apply to child objects. Include these with entries explicitly defined here. check box. Then, you can make changes to the permissions or remove users or groups from the Permissions list. However, the object will no longer inherit permissions from the parent object.

On the Advanced page, in Permission entries the Apply To column lists what folders or subfolders a permission is applied to. The Inherited From column lists where the permssions have been inherited from.

If the Special Permissions entry in Permissions for user or group is shaded, it does not imply that this permission has been inherited. This means that a special permission has been selected. For more information, see To set, view, change, or remove special permissions for files and folders 

Set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions

Selecting where to apply permissions

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