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Sharing database is read only, possible permissions problem on shared folder

4/26/2018 57 Contributors

Description

There are insufficient permissions to write to a sharing database file.

Possible Causes

The most common cause of this issue is insufficient permissions on the file share used to store the shared database(s). There are two sets of permissions that must be set in order for the application to read and write the sharing files, file system and sharing. Even if a user has rights on the file system, they must also have the Change permission on the share itself. By default shares only have Read permissions, even for administrative users.

Recommended Fixes

Ensure that the user has proper write permissions on both the file system and the file share.