File Share Permissions

Alex Hieronymi alex at
Tue Mar 20 13:17:38 MDT 2012

I agree; for now, its best to use samba3 for the file server, given the 
more advanced permissioning capabilities when compared to samba4.  Make 
sure you check the permissions in smb.conf for the share attributes, as 
well as the permissions on the filesystem itself.

On 3/20/2012 1:53 PM, Charles Tryon wrote:
> Simple answer is, "Yes, if you have it set up right."
> You probably need to use Samba3 as your file server, since Samba4 is really
> more focused on the AD side of things.  On the S3 server, you should make
> sure you have extended attributes support turned on in the underlying file
> system.  My personal experience is that it's still a little messy (initial
> permissions are in the "wrong order" according to the W7 security dialog),
> but it does seem to work.  Other people probably have more specifics on
> this than I do.
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Jason Carlson
> <jason at>wrote:
>> With samba 4 is it possible to set the permissions of a file that is
>> located on the samba 4 server by using a windows 7 client (right click the
>> file, select properties, and then select the security tab)? I'm getting
>> permission denied and I'm logged in with a user that has domain admin
>> privileges. I'm able write to the directory just not change file
>> permissions.
>> Blessings,
>> Jason Carlson

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