Share but not copy delete or move

Posted on 2007-08-04
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Dear All,

I have very important shares (word and excel files) and i do not want my employee copy or delete even move them just they can open write data on it and close. is it possible to do with windows sbs 2003 r2 or i need 3th party software for this?

Question by:fero93
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    Hi ranasrule,

    Not possible with, when user has read permission, he can copy file. You can prevent deletion of file or allow write changes, but can't prevent copying files.
    There is a solution which can control this type of operations (copy, view, mail) it's called Windows Rights Managment Services, but has complex deployment.
    More info:


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    by:Toni Uranjek
    I meant "not possible only ith share permissions"...
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    Forced accept.

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