How to access an LOCKED mapped drive.

Server 2k3 with SP1  as pdc in a domain enviorment.

Client is XP with sp

I have turned off right click abilites on the client.

I have disabled clients from explooring my computer and the hd and the mapped drivers.

I do have ONE mapped drive  G:   that the client must have 100% access to.

How do I do this with out unlocking the rest of them?

I have gon to the folder and gave that client 100% access to the folder, but when he dlb click the madpped drive it tells him action canceld due to restrictions.

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dr_binksConnect With a Mentor Commented:
well the logical way I see of doing this is:

in the GPO hide the C drive
however, allow them to 'roam mapped drives'

then set their permissions for folders within each of the mapped drives, so they can only access the folders you want them to if they go browsing.
thats usually where security groups come in.

how did you restrict the users?  via GPOs i hope.  If so then just take that one user/computer out of the security group that the GPO is applied on, or out of the OU that the GPO is applied to.
right, what I noticed when I was setting up the network at work is;
lets say you have somthign like this:


what you do is give everyone 100% access to 'users'
and then give each user 100% access to their own folder.

and then you just:
net use G: c\\computername\users\%username%

see if that works. Yes they can see everyones folder if they can go up a folder (which they shouldnt be able to do) but they cant access them (only their own).

hope thats helps

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correction (typo)

net use G: \\computername\users\%username%
mrchaos101Author Commented:
it isn't a folder wiht his files.

I tis a folder with a db files in it that is used by a custom FOX PRO APP.

Needs to IMPORT a db file.... I opens up MY COMPUTER but he cananot click on G:\

Like wise.... if he was at desk top and went to my computer and clicked on G:\ he could not get in to it there either.
you knwo what, I read this thing compleately wrong XD

where abouts is the folder (that you want to person to accees) located?

I have disabled clients from explooring my computer and the hd and the mapped drivers.
                                                                                                                ^ -------------- wouldnt that imply that you have stopped him from accessing the mapped drive?

what group policy options did you configure to stop the user from accessing mapped drives?
Its little confusing to understand the question.
From what I understood, you need to map a drive G witch has some .db files witch FOX PRO needs to access?
Well that G drive, where is it? You have to go on the server containing the files and set to share and look in the security tab, and permissions.
On the client cmd type net use g: \\servername\share
it should try to authenticate with your login account if it fails it should prompt for one.

Brazuca_CalifaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
also you need to remove this GPO
"disabled clients from explooring my computer and the hd and the mapped drivers."
mapped drives are needed
mrchaos101Author Commented:
disabled clients from explooring my computer and the hd and the mapped drivers

this is the one causing problems.

They have no ned to roam around the mapped drives or their hd for that matter.

BUT there is one singel mapped dirve they do need to be allowed in.


\\server\company\OLD FOX  needs asscess to this folder 100%

hope that helps
sorry about the typing all.  It is be a LONG night.
mrchaos101Author Commented:

where is the locaiton of this policy?
it will either be the default domain policy. Or a GPO that you have created with a GPO tool.
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