Allow access to a network drive with a Password on demand
Posted on 2006-05-12
I have a computer in our conference room, running Window 2000. This is used for general presentations with the LCD projector. The computer is configured to auto login to an account called jaesconf and the desktop is configured to provide shortcuts to the programs (like Excel, PowerPoint, etc that someone would need for presentations.
There is one drive we call H: \Admin which has limited access, only certain Admin user accounts can access the H: \Admin drive.
This setup works fine at the authorized Admin user's desktop, where they have H: \Admin mapped, but when they go upstairs to use the conference room, they no longer have access to H: \Admin.
The jaesconf account currently has no access to the H: \Admin drive, because it is left unattended most of the time and would present a security risk.
I would like find a setup for the conference room computer so the H: \Admin is unavailable when the computer is unattended, but H: \Admin could be given a password and opened on demand, by an authorized Admin user so they could use the data there for presentations, without having to logout and back on as another user. They should be able to disable access to H: \Admin it after it is no longer needed.
Thanks for any ideas.
TIA - TOMG