How can I give a username and passwd to a folder ....

Posted on 2004-11-03
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Last Modified: 2010-04-19
Hi guys,

 I want to create a folder and give persmissions to that folder so that only with the username and pwd provided can enter that folder. Is there any way to do it.

Question by:amankhan
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by:Lee W, MVP
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The only way to do that is to create a user name and password on the server (or ACtive Directory) and then assign permissions to it.  You cannot individually lock a folder with a password.  You might consider using a zip file (with appropriate software) and adding a password to that.

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How can i create a Active Directory and give persmissiond to it

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Lee W, MVP earned 1000 total points
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To create a directory, run DCPROMO.  Instructions and details can be found here:

In addition to Active Directory, the server's hard disk must be formatted as NTFS - if it is not, you can convert it - but the conversion is one way - you can't go back to FAT32 without using software like partition magic or partition commander.  (Note: these products might have issues with being run on Server)

Once you have an NTFS directory, you can assign permissions to users.  Right click the file or folder, select properties, then look for the security tab.  There you can add/remove users and assign them rights to access the files.  If this server is on the network, then your clients must join this Active Directory domain and use those accounts to log in.  
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