File Sharing -- How do I restrict a user from viewing sub-folders of a shared folder????
Posted on 2004-04-13
Before I begin, let me inform you that we are moving from a Novell 5 file and print sharing box to a 2003 Standard file and print sharing box. From what have read in other articles and on-line, my question may not be solvable in a practicle manner. And I've read that I need to change my thinking when it comes to Novell vs. Windows file and folder sharing methods.
I have established a shared folder \\fileserver\root\. Everyone has view rights to this shared folder. I can access and map the Y:\ drive to this folder from my PC. I have setup a test file structure and a bunch of files throughout this directory. I can view all files and folders from my PC.
My problem is this, let's say this is the following directory structure:
\\fileserver\root\ = Y:\
Okay, how do I make it so a user only sees number 1 and 2? What rights or whatever do I need to change so that the user will not view Y:\XEROX\? Even if I remove all usernames from the Security tab, the users can still see the folder, they just cannot browse it. In Novell, if you don't explicitly give rights to a user to view a folder, they don't...
I can't imagine that Microsoft security is such that you can see a folder, but you just can't see the contents.
I hope this explanation is sufficient, I'll be glad to supply more information is needed.