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Prevent moving of a Windows2000 server shared directory.

I have a Windows 2000 server with a C: and a D: drive.

On the D: drive of the server I have a shared directory called Legalfiles (shared as Legalfiles). Login script maps G: to Legalfiles.

Beneath this directory are a number of subdirectories which contain office documents (word, excel, etc).

Looks sort of like this (from the server):



Currently all users have full rights to all directories.

Some of my users "accidently" end up dragging directories (like Client2) under other diretories (like Client1).

How do I set up permissions so they can add new documents and folders underneath the client directories but not move and/or delete the client directories themselves?

I've looked at some of the answers here. I know in Novell the Delete Inhibit option is what I would use but not sure what to set under Window2000.

All users need to see all files, just not be able to move or delete upper level directories.

Thanks in advance,

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The best I think I can do is to

1. Right click on the directories you need to set permissions on.

2. Select Properties.

3. Select the Security Tab.

4. Select Advanced tab at the bottom.

5. Select 'Users (DOMAIN\Users)' with the permissions attribute 'Special'.

6. Select 'Edit'

7. Deny on 'Delete Subfolders and files'.

There may be more I am not thinking of right now... but let me know if it points you in the right direction...


Assuming the drive is ntsf formated right click on the root dir choose security and click advance and you have all the options u will need. And you have choice of disabling "allow inheritable permissions friom parent in this  object in al the sub dir.So you can set tighter permission in sub dir .

Good luck
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