Please bear with here I haven't done much Windows netowrking, I primarly do Unix networks and .Net programming
I have an application which is installed on a 2003 server and is then shared so that users can access the application (User's have to map the server to a specific letter in order to execute the application.
The problem is when user's map the network drive, they also have access to all the system files and can potentailly accidently delete an important file.
We have tried to set up user permission on the specific folders but this causes the application to not work at all.
I think I have a solution in that we can set the Target Location of the software's desktop icon to target a network path instead of a directory path.
E.g At the moment it the Target Location is set to: Q:\Q-Pulse\Qpulse.exe
I would like to set it to \\cphlqpulse\q-pulse\Q-Pulse\Q-Pulse.exe
This way in theory users will not have to have the Q: mapped on their PC's but will still be able to access it as the Target is now a network path.
The first question is would this work
The next is that is it possible to prevent users from being able to map the drive but still access it from the netowrk path (\cphlqpulse\q-pulse\Q-Pulse\Q-Pulse.exe)
Any ideas/help would be great