I'm on Windows 10.0.16299 Pro. I have a particular folder containing script files. I want all users to be able to read and execute them. Additionally, I want members of a particular local group to be able to edit them in-place without having to authenticate (or indeed perform any other special action) each time. In principle the “particular local group” could be any arbitrary group created for the purpose. For my current application the most natural choice would be Administrators, but I could use another one if that specific group has special behavior that complicates what I'm trying to do. So basically I’m looking for behavior analogous to what you get after setting
rwxrwxr-x permissions on a file in a POSIX system.
I followed the procedure below and the permissions ended up looking right in theory. However, when I (as a logged-in member of the Administrators group) go to save edits to one of the files, the editor tells me I do not have permission.
Here's what I did. I right-clicked on the folder, selected "Properties" and went to the "Security" tab, then clicked the "Advanced" button. I clicked "Disable inheritance" and chose to convert existing inherited permissions into explicit permissions. I then edited the permissions and they ended up looking like the following screenshot:
For the script files themselves, this automatically makes the equivalent pane look the same as above, except that inheritance is still enabled and the "Inherited from" column shows the name of the enclosing folder. All of that looks theoretically correct to me. Why can't I, as a member of the designated group, modify the files' content?