This morning boss asked me to make his files and folders secure or some how authorized whenever anyone tries to access them. So far i have come up with two options
One, compress it and add a password to the compressed folder. The probem with it is, whenever i add a new file in the compressed folder with password already set, it does not set password for just added file. So anyone can access the file even if it is in compressed folder with password set. In order to have a password on just added file as well, i have to remove pasword and add again for all compressed folder. This can be time consuming if in compressed folder are a lot of files. Is there a way to make it automaticly set the password for just added file or just for file?...i could not find a way to do it
Second option would be encription. After spending hours to finaly be able to encript file on network drive(system attribute have been set to files on network which did not allowed encription), it allows to access anyone. The file finaly is green, but access is available for any user in domain. How come? Also when i try to add another user (properties-Advanced Attributes)to access the encripted file it gives me following error: "NO apporopriate certificates correspond to the selected user". What is cousing it?
Besides that, does anyone has better ideas on how to make the file or folder on LAN secure or accessable only by one person excluding Administrator of domain?
P.S. We are runing 2000 server and client PC is XP pro.