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Preventing users from moving shared folders?

Hello again -

I have a Windows 2000 server environment.

We have one main shared resource consisting of about 30 folders.  This is all shared out through one shared network drive.  

We ran into a problem not long ago where one user accidentally moved one of the main folders in the shared directory.  We moved it back to where it originated from but it was a huge pain causing NTFS permissions to be reapplied and users to lose work.


What is the easiest/best way to keep users from moving folders around without hindering them?

Thanks in advance!




 
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javajo
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mkbeanCommented:
Give them Read permission on the folders and then apply what ever permission they need to the files.

Brian
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David LeeCommented:
Hi javajo,

If the users need the ability to create items within those folders, then you have to give them Modify rights and that includes the ability to move and delete items.  There simply is not means I know of native to Windows to grant a person or a group Modify rights and then prevent them from moving the contents elsewhere.  There are probably third-party add ons that'll control this, but not Windows itself.  At least not that I'm aware of.

Cheers!
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mkbeanCommented:
I say split the points between BlueDevilFan and myself.

Brian
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David LeeCommented:
I agree with mkbean's recommendation.
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