5.2 Changing Trustee Rights

The assignment of rights involves a trustee and a target object. The trustee represents the user or set of users that are receiving the authority. The target represents those network resources the users have authority over. You must have appropriate right to change trustee assignments.

  1. In Windows Explorer, right-click a OES file system directory or file.

  2. Click Properties.

  3. Click the OES Rights tabbed page.

  4. In the Trustees list, select the trustee whose rights you want to change.

  5. Select or deselect the rights you want to assign for this trustee.

    For each trustee in the list, there is a set of eight check boxes, one for each right that can be assigned. If a check box is selected, the trustee has that right. The following rights can be set for each trustee:

    • Read: For a directory, grants the right to open files in the directory and read the contents or run the programs. For a file, grants the right to open and read the file.

    • Write: For a directory, grants the right to open and change the contents of files in the directory. For a file, grants the right to open and write to the file.

    • Erase: Grants the right to delete the directory or file.

    • Create: For a directory, grants the right to create new files and directories in the directory. For a file, grants the right to create a file and to salvage a file after it has been deleted.

    • Modify: Grants the right to change the attributes or name of the directory or file, but does not grant the right to change its contents (changing the contents requires the Write right).

    • File Scan: Grants the right to view directory and file names in the file system structure, including the directory structure from that file to the root directory.

    • Access Control: Grants the right to add and remove trustees for directories and files and modify their trustee assignments and Inherited Rights Filters.

      This right does not allow to add or remove the Supervisor right. Also, it does not allow to remove the trustee with the Supervisor right.

    • Supervisor: Grants all rights to the directory or file and any subordinate items. The Supervisor right cannot be blocked by an Inherited Rights Filter. Users with this right can grant or deny other users rights to the directory or file.

  6. Click OK.

Trustee assignments override inherited rights. To change an Inherited Rights Filter, click Inherited Rights and Filters.