Prevent users from viewing hidden files and accessing other users "My Document" folders.
Posted on 2007-07-31
This is a 2 part question.
Currently running Windows SBS 2003.
Users can very easily view "hidden files" by going to TOOLS > FOLDER OPTIONS > VIEW > SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS.
Is there a way I can create a security policy or some other way of preventing normal users from being able to do this? Bottom line is I do not want users on my network to be able to view hidden files unless they are an administrator.
Our "My Document" folders are set up to store/sync on our domain controller rather than the local pc; this creates an issue of security as any network user can browse to the domain controller and view other users "My Document" folders.
Is it possible to continue to have the users "My Document" folder synced/stored on the domain controller but prevent other users from being able to browse to the domain controller and essentially browse into other users "My Document" folders?