> I have set a user to have full control on a top level folder which I have
> created. If I select security on the folder and then advanced the setting
> APPLY to is set to "This folder, subfolders and files"
You didn't check the "Apply these permissions to objects and/or containers
in this folder only" box, did you?
> Where is the option in vista to allow you to select "replace permission of
> all child objects" to force the settings down the tree?
It is in the Advanced dialog.
1. Right-click the folder
2. Select the security tab
3. Click Advanced. Elevate if necessary
4. Click Edit...
5. Check the "Replace all existing inheritable permissions on all
descendants with inheritable permissions from this object" check-box
6. Click Yes
7. Click OK twice
If you are still having a problem after doing all that, can you please send
us icacls output on that folder?