7.2.6 NTFS Permissions Inheritance
By default, permissions that are assigned to a parent folder are inherited by and propagated to the
subfolders and files that are contained in the parent folder. This is indicated on the Security tab in the
Properties dialog box by a check mark in the Allow Inheritable Permissions From Parent To Propagate
To This Object check box. You can however prevent permissions inheritance. To prevent a subfolder or file
from inheriting permissions from a parent folder, clear the Allow Inheritable Permissions From Parent
To Propagate To This Object check box. If you clear this check box, you are prompted to select one of the
options that are described in Table 7.1.
Note: The folder for which you prevent permissions inheritance becomes the
new parent folder, and permissions that are assigned to this folder will be
inherited by the subfolders and files that are contained within it.
TABLE 7.1: Permission Inheritance Options
Copy the permissions from the parent folder to the current folder and
then deny subsequent permissions inheritance from the parent folder.
Remove the permissions that are inherited from the parent folder and
retain only the permissions that you explicitly assign to the file or folder.
Cancel the dialog box and restore the check mark in the Allow
Inheritable Permissions From Parent To Propagate To This Object