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Setting up users to Read Only using Windows 2003 Server

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Hi, I have windows server 2003 R-2. I was wondering is there an easy way to set up client computer users with Read only rights? It is three users in the office, I want to be the only one to change the documents. The other 2 users need to have Read only rights to all the documents.
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by:dreichl
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You can use the file system properties for this.

Right-click the files to be made read-only - "Properties". Go to the security tab. For the "All Users" or the users you wish to grant read access, uncheck the "Write Access" permission.
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Hi dreichl, Thanks for answering my post! I was hoping to be able protect all my files at once rather than clicking in the one at a time. I have several files now and will be making more. Is there any way I could make the users full time viewers without having to modify every file I make? If not, then I will go with your solution above. Thanks for your time.

- James
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Modify the properties of the directory containing the files you want to protect (i.e. set the directory to read-only instead of the files properties) and make the files inherit the properties of the parent directory.
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Thanks  for your time....

-James
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