Limit file and folder Creation in windows 2003

Posted on 2007-10-21
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
We have a windows 2003 file server.  We have several maped network drives on the workstations. We need to limit the users on creating folders. We want the only the admin to be able to create folders in the top level in the network drives and the user would only be able to save files within those folders and not be able to save files anywhere.  The mapped drive are getting so dirty with people just saving files without creating folders or creating too many folders.  
Question by:netcomp
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    you will need to play with NTFS permissions pretty heavily, advise reading this and getting an understanding to start
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    Set folder and shares permissions at the server according to group policy, you should also map a home folder for each user so they can save their own stuff in there. A liason with managers to come up with a structure of folders so users know where to save files accordingly will also help a lot.
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    How do you set it to GP. And what do I do in the GP. Is there a policy for that kind of thing. Thank you,
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    You put the groups in OU and then add GP to the OU, if you right click on the OU it will gibe you the option.

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