Removing File Deletion Privileges in Windows Server 2000
Posted on 2004-09-12
i have been asked to remove a group's delete file privilges from a set of files in a particular directory, while allowing them to retain read, write, and execute. these files are typically word files or excel files. in my test, after changing privileges to the directory, when i double-click the word file i wish to make changes to and try to perform a save-as i receive error messages because word is attempting to delete the .tmp files it has created in the directory i have just relinquished file deletion privileges from. assigning privileges on a file by file basis is not an option, as there are over 1000 files in this one directory alone and users will be creating new files from original files that they open.