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Hiding a file in DFS

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I know you can "Hide" a shared folder in DFS via "Hidden folder" option in folder properties, but want I'm wanting to do is via Windows software, or an add-on, have a folder not even show up if you do not have rights to read the folder (Not unlike Novell). Anyone know of a way to do this natively, or via add-on, patch, 3rd party software, etc. It has to be an enterprise solution, as it would be applied to a 3000 user network, running 2K3 AD. It needs to work even when people have "Show hidden files" set, (And no, disabling "Show Hidden Files" is not an option) Thoughts????
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by:Snakebyte
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Found my own answer:

1. Create a DFS root. 2. Create a Share (example: UserData) and block Security list propogagtion (set only Administrator and System as Full Control (Everyone (users) are not listed) -- the share permission should allow Everyone (Read, Modify) 3. Create a sub-folder named appropriately such as "Hidden", and assign security for who is allowed to Read/Create, etc.. 4. Add the shared folder, UserData, to the DFS root.

5. Now, uses can browse the root, and they will see the folder UserData but they will be unable to open it to see the Hidden value (even if they have a mapped drive.

6. Users who know the full path, can access it via \\dfsrootname.local\UserData\Hidden if they have sufficient rights. You can also create a nice "If Member" logon script to map that as a separate drive letter for those users who do have rights.
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Deny the right to list folder (Advanced rights) for the users/groups you do not want this folder to be seen.
Do not deny this right for everyone because this includes the administrator as well.
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