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Pop Quiz: Windows 7 Permissions

Applies to the "Managing files and folders" objective of Exam 98-349.

Q: A user has created a network share and assigned the share and NTFS permissions to Full Control and Read & execute.

What level of access will users have when accessing the network share?

  1. Full Control
  2. Read
  3. No access
  4. Read & execute


Answer is D. When share and NTFS permissions are combined, the most restrictive permission is the effective permission.

Quick Tip: Granting users the share permission Full Control and NTFS as required is the most efficient method of managing file and folders.

Reference: Expand Share and NTFS Permissions on a File Server

Bonus Question: Which Windows 7 applet in used to manage printer drivers? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: The New Technology File System (NTFS) is required when configuring BitLocker, encrypting file system (EFS), and compression.


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Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at [email protected].

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