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Preventing Data deletion from Shared folders

Is there any way in which i can prevent people from deleting data from a shared netwrok folder? is there any software to prevent data deletion? I am using a Windows 200 server.
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go to the ntfs permissions for the share and remove the delete permission
Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
This should be accomplished with folder/ sharing permissions

You should beable to right click the folder and select sharing and security

Then you should beable to colect the advanced button

Select the user(s) or group(s) you do not want to delete files and double click them you should beable to deny delete permission.

marchabermanAuthor Commented:
the user should have file create/edit permissions but once created, the user should not have delete permissions..can this be done?
Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
Yes this is doen with advanced permissions (otherwise known as special permissions)

this was taken from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300691
To Modify Special Permissions
If you need finer control over permissions, you can modify special permissions. In this example, assume that you have shared a folder and have granted access to groups A and B. However, you do not want group A to create folders in the shared folder. You can deny the special Create Folders/Append Data permission to the Write permissions for group A. To modify special permissions: 1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, click Windows Explorer, and then locate the file or folder for which you want to set permissions.
2. Right-click the file or folder, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.  
3. Click Advanced, and then use one of the following steps: " To set special permissions for a new group or user, click Add. In the Name box, type the name of the user or group by using the domainname\name format. When you are finished, click OK to automatically open the Permission Entry dialog box.
" To view or change special permissions for an existing group or user, click the name of the group or user, and then click View/Edit.  
" To remove a group or user and its special permissions, click the name of the group or user, and then click Remove. If the Remove button is unavailable, click to clear the Allow inheritable permissions check box. The file or folder will no longer inherit permissions. Skip steps 4 through 6.
4. In the Permission Entry dialog box, click where you want the permissions applied in Apply onto, if necessary. Note that Apply onto is available only for folders.  
5. In Permissions, click Allow or Deny for each permission.  
6. If you want the subfolders and files in the tree to inherit these permissions, click to select the Apply these permissions check box.  
If the check boxes under Permissions are unavailable, or if the Remove button is unavailable, the file or folder has inherited permissions from the parent folder.

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