How to change the default ownership of a newly created file on Windows


Recently we got an issue where customer was creating a new folder under a NFS share from Windows box, but the default ownership for the newly created folder was going to Administrator. Customer wanted the ownership to go to the person who is creating the share rather than Administrator. To achieve this, we suggested him the following steps:

1) Go to Local Policies à Security Options.

2) Change the “System objects: Default owner for objects created by members of the Administrators group” to “Object Creator”.

3) Do a reload policy or reboot the box

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