Deny file copy &/or prevent file copy ?

Posted on 2006-04-13
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
If you give someone the read, list, and execute file permissions - does that mean they can inheriently copy files also?  How can we prevent this?  How can I setup a software share that users can install from, but not copy from?
Question by:mhadfield
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    Accepted Solution

    If you allow read there is no way to prevent a copy.
    I guess the best work around is to script all installations, and not tell them/hide where the share is...
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    Expert Comment

    Agreed.  Hide the share by adding a $ to the end of the sharename.  It's still there, but they cannot casually browse to it.


    Author Comment

    There has to be a way!  I don't want to hide it and I don't want to take the time to script it.  I'm trying to install things like Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional.  Don't think I could script the install of that???  
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    Assisted Solution

    You can deploy it via Group Policy.  The share doesn't have to be visible.

    Here's how to use Group Policy to deploy Acrobat - I've done so at our office with a hidden share.
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    Expert Comment

    Yup.. Thats the way.

    Expert Comment

    you can use Adragon firewall 7,
    it can deny copy/run/open/modify/find operations on any file you specified.
    you can find it at

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