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How to remove "Everyone" from the file level permissions at the top level of a volume

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Applies to

  • Data ONTAP 8.2 7-Mode 
  • Data ONTAP 8.1 7-Mode  
  • Data ONTAP 7 and earlier 


When a volume is created, the 'Everyone' group is added by default to the security permissions. As a result, these permissions get propagated down to sub-folders as they are created. This causes inconvenience when modifying security permissions on folders, as each folder must be maintained. It is best practice to remove the 'Everyone' group as per Microsoft's recommendation.


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