Password protect windows folder locally and over the network.
Posted on 2005-05-12
i need to increase security on windows 2003 server for certain folders.
here is the situation.
i need to secure a folder with a password on windows 2003 server. the problem is that administrator cannot have access to it, hence playing around with windows account seems out of the question. So the only choice left is third party software. the problem with third party software is does not support password protection if folder is being accessed over the network for example a folder mapped on the local user machine as a drive letter.
meaning if as admin i will try to access the folder locally at the server i will get a password window to give access to that folder. which is great its exactly what i want. BUT if i then map that folder on some network pc i do not get that password window, only access denied popup.
why this situation , well because certrain users in the company want to have secure network folder which can only be accessed with the password whether locally or over the network. Problem is that server is easy being managed by administrator who is not suppose to have access to that folder b/c of sensitive information.
so how do i go about solving this issue other then watching admin over the shoulder every time he does something on the server. is there a good third party software that supports features that i need?