Restrict user from copying files from shared folder

Posted on 2007-11-23
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Hi Experts

I would like to enquire whether is it possilbe to disable users from copying from a specific shared folder from the server, but in the meantime users are able to access the specific shared folder files.

Question by:Manfredtoo

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pavaneeshkumar earned 1000 total points
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Senario stated by u is technically not possible.

Minimum access to make users able to access the specific shared folder files is read. so that  they can open those file.

Minimum access to allow copy is also read.
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imitchie earned 1000 total points
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as the previous expert has stated absolutely impossible. in as much as it is impossible to stop someone borrowing a library book from making a copy on a photocopy machine, it is impossible to stop a person from being able to read but not make a copy of a network file. opening from the network involves access to copy to memory, and copy from memory to disk is a local operation.

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Can I stop someone from copying files off of my thumb drive?

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