How to set No Delete Permissions in Windows 2003 Appliance Edition?

Posted on 2007-08-07
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
I need help setting user permissions in Windows 2003 Appliance Edition.  Running Win03 Appliance edition on Dell PowerVault NAS Device.

How do I set up so that users can not delete files?  They should be able to save, copy, save over but not delete.
Question by:bilesja
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             Hi bilesja
                     *When you click advanced in security tab, double-click the user/group you want, then deny Delete  and Delete Subfolders and Files  permissions

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    Appliance Edition? Is that what is called Data Storage Edition here?
    It matter not however - the process th the same. You need to set the NTFS permissions and in the Advanced Permissions remove the Delete permission.
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    The problem is just turning off Delete can have some unexpected side effects, depending on what you're using the server for.  For instance MS Word creates and deletes a temp file when you Save, when you Deny Delete you get an "Access Denied" error when you try to save in Word/Excel.  I'm not sure there's a good solution either, I spent quite a bit of time trying to work it out before.  I just hope the next version of NTFS has better permission settings...

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    Thank you.  Zenith hit on my problem -- its all Word and Excel (well virtually all)

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