Windows® 7 network permissions
What is the Network option in Windows 7?
Networking in Windows is faster and efficient. There are several networking options in Windows 7. One of the latest networking options in Windows 7 gathers data from multiple sources into a single folder view. This is known as a virtual folder. It is an indexed view of multiple data sources. With the new library functionality, many of the common user folders in Windows 7 have been renamed. The folders have been renamed in Windows 7 as Personal Documents, Personal Downloads, Personal Photos, Personal Videos, and Personal Music. Fast Wake Up & Fast Boot allows your Windows 7 system to wake up faster when it is put in hibernate or standby mode. The fast boot characteristic enables Windows 7 to boot up faster when it is powered on from a cold boot. The Smart Network Power helps to turn off the power of Ethernet jack when there is no cable connected. Wake on LAN for Wireless supports the wired Ethernet feature to wireless networks. The Virtualization Enhancements help you to enjoy a higher quality experience. It runs Windows 7 in a VDI (virtual desktop interface) mode.
Following are different issues that might arise in folder permissions over a network in Windows 7:
- Windows 7 Access Denied
- Permissions to access index
- Folder permission error
Windows 7 Access Denied
Sometimes, the user gets errors like Access Denied error in Windows 7. This error is quite general and it occurs due to permission problems. Some files and folders are meant only for Administrators to access. If you are not an administrator, you would not be able to access it and instead you would get the "Access Denied" error. In order to enhance security, Microsoft has even blocked Administrators access to some folders. To fix this error, give permission to access the file or folder. This can be done by selecting 'Properties' and then navigating to the 'Security' tab.
Permissions to access index
Sometimes, you would find an error message like "This network location can't be included because it is not indexed" when you try to add a folder from a Windows 7 network share to a library. You could do this in an administrator account that has NTFS permissions set to full control. However, it is unable to do this for a standard user. Computer indexes the folder and it doesn't complain about this in my administrator account.
The user might face issues while applying permissions to the shared folder. When the folder is set to public, you would find that you can access it without any problems. If you give full access to administrator and try to access it, it simply pops up a login box looking for credentials. The only way is to block the administrator from accessing it.
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