I have gone on my server and changed permissions for one to access a shared drive. How come the changes won't take effect, would it have something to do with the .bat file that each person is setup with? OS is xp, on a 2003 server. I have tried doing it at ones local machine as administrator and when i right click on the shared drive, I can see that the person has rights to modify, read, etc, but the changes are not taking effect. I am believing it may have to do with each persons scripts or .bat file.