Folder/File Security

Posted on 2007-08-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I just brought up my first windows 2003 server. I created a folder on one of my drives called production. Inside the folder contains and access db along with some other files.

What I did was map a drive to the folder on another pc. I created a group in AD called production and my question is what security do I need to set on the folder so I can create a shortcut based the access db in the folder without having the users see or disturb any of the contents within that folder.

I hope I made sense. I'm sure it's a rights issue but I'm not sure.
Question by:djp12345
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    You will want to setup the permissions of the share so that only specific user group has access to read/write etc to the mapped drive.

    Have a look at the following for a good guide on permissions


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    I think I understand this - would it be more suited not to map the drive and instead create a hidden share (users need to know the full path to browse) and set their access to "Read-Only" (cannot modify anything in the folder)?


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