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Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by ScoobyDoo, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. ScoobyDoo

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    Can anyone answer this question?

    What exactly is the point of the 'Read Data' permission in Windows XP.

    According to Microsoft, it allows you to view a file. In actual fact, you also need the 'Read Extended Attributes' & 'Read Permissions' permissions as well.

    'Read Data' alone is pointless!

    Any thoughts.

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  2. Boycie
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    Scooby,

    I wouldn't have said it was useless frankly. There might be data that only needs to be read, and therefore needs no more.

    Think of a company letter. This letter has been carefully created and must always be sent how the creator intended. Anyone can print and post this letter - it cannot be ammended.

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  3. ScoobyDoo

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    Sorry, you misunderstand my point.

    I am trying to understand the purpose of the Read Data permission as a stand - alone permission. If you apply ONLY this permission to a file, the user still won't be able to read it. They need the others I mentioned as well.

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  4. Sparky
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    Perhaps it relates to sharing an application that is hosted on a server and is being shared? Just a thought! :biggrin
     
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  5. Fergal1982

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    Applied against a folder, Read Data/List folder contents allows you to see the contents of the folder. This can be quite useful if they need to be able to have write access to a subfolder, but not being able to open the files of the parent (although thats bad file design)

    I dont really think this is a stand-alone attribute, its designed to be used in conjunction with several of the other attributes.
     
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    Well if the system were not able to *read* the 'extended attributes' or 'permissions', how would the system know the file had *read* permissions?
     
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    I would recommend that you all read this link, it's typical microsoft :blink
     
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  10. Boycie
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    Just did Pete. Very useful and an eye opener also. :blink
     
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  11. ScoobyDoo

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    Two things my post has achieved

    i) Made me - & hopefully many others - realise how little we understand about NTFS permissions.

    ii) Made us all realise exactly what a mess NTFS permissions really are.

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  12. Boycie
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    Agreed :thumbleft :)
     
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    Ow my head hurts
     
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