How to give just folder/drive permissions to an ID?

Posted on 2007-07-31
Last Modified: 2010-04-18

I have a Windows 2003 server, and I need to create an ID for another person to map a drive to the server.

This part I can do OK.

The other part of this, is that I need this new ID to only have access to the D: drive and a specific folder on that D: drive of the server.

How do I do this?

Question by:g118481
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    Accepted Solution

    In Windows explorer, select the folder you want to share, right-click, select "Sharing And Security".

    In 'Sharing' tab, select 'Share this folder' & give the share a name.  Click 'Permissions' and select 'Add'.  Add the usename you want to have share access and click OK.

    In 'Secrity' tab, click 'Add'.  Add the usename you want to have share access, select the permission level required and click OK.
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    Expert Comment

    Agree, but better to use security groups so that sometime down the road you are not having to add one user here then another there, etc.  You place the group on one time then add users to the groups.

    Actually you should use the MS Best Practice of Users in Global, Globals in Locals, and Locals attached to the resource (file share).
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    Author Comment


    I setup the permissions and share, as you suggested.
    Now I need to test the "map drive"  for this user before I sent this to him.

    How should the map drive syntax be?

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    Expert Comment

    Explorer - Tools - Map Net Drive
    Select the drive letter you want associated
    Input the share in the "Folder" box
    Check "Reconnect at Logon" if you want the drive to be persistant

    From the command line

    net use X: \\servername\sharename /p

    if you have spaces in the share name then use quotes around the \\servername\sharename
    the /p is for a persistant connection
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    Thank you

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