Folder Redirection – Why disable inheritance?

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Active Directory
File Share Permissions
Folder permissions
Folder Redirection Windows Server 2003
Folder Sharing
Windows Server 2003
Every article I read regarding folder redirection and personal shares mentions that I should disable inherited permissions. Why is this required? Is this a security concern or a performance concern? Personally, I want upper management to have read access to subordinates personal shares so I don't have to retrieve files for managers, or monitor them all for silly stuff. Is this ok?

Software/Hardware used:
windows 2003 R2, Windows 2008 R2
ASKED: June 28, 2011  1:59 PM
UPDATED: June 29, 2011  2:34 PM

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Yes it is ok. Most instructions tell you that cause it is a pain in the arse when you need to change permissions later on.

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  • Lonewolfbw
    I have mostly made use of disabling inheritance when there is a folder structure that requires a child folder being isolated to one or two users. For example, a group folder that has read/write access for a number of people, but within that group folder lies an Admin folder that should only be accessed by the project leader. In that case, I disable inheritance and specify who can access the Admin folder. I haven't had any issues with it being a requirement, it's more a convenience to dynamically change permissions as requirements change, along a folder tree.
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