sharing home folders

Posted on 2005-05-13
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
Hello I have been asked to setup a home folder for each user, and a shared folder for everyone to access. i created a folder called home, and put all the users in this folder. everytime I make a security change on the home folder it affects all the folders i need each person to just see their folder, and the community one
Question by:eberhardt2329
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    Create the home folder and assign the appropriate permission that you want everyone to have with it.  Now you have two choices to makes sure that the users have exclusive permissions their specific home folder.  

    First solution (recommended as it will save time in the long run)
    Go to the Advanced NTFS settings on the Security tab of the root home folder.  Uncheck "Allow inheritable permissions..." and select Copy. Now edit each group or user that you see listed except the System account so that the "Apply onto:" says "This folder only"

    Second solution
    Leaving the permissions that you assigned above the first solution you would then create a new folder for each user (or the system might create it depending on how you are doing it) and go to the Advanced NTFS settings.  Here you would uncheck the same Allow inheritable permissions option but this time select Remove and add the specific user in there with FC.  The downside is you would have to make that permission change every time.

    Hope this helps.


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