I'm testing UNC Paths + Combinaiton of different ACEs. I have a few files which cannot be read by a user named Bob because He's been denied Read permissions on these files.He's however granted the permission to List the contents of the folder to which these files belong. I can see these files as Bob when I access them locally , albeit they're still not accessible but at least visible . The same folder when accessed via a UNC Path does not list these files for which Bob does not have read permissions. I noticed this on Windows Server 2008. Can anyone please explain why UNC hides these files but local paths show them ?
I would guess what you are talking about is a feature from Windows Server 2003 SP1 upwards called ABE. It's an advanced sharing feature designed to hide files and folders from view of users who do not have access to at least read them.
You can review the ABE settings on your Server by going to Share and Storage Management, open properties on the share then go to SMB settings and advanced. I believe there is a ticket box to enable/disable the Access Based Enumeration...
I'm going from memory as not in front of a Server at the moment so hopefully the above steps are correct.