server 2008, folder permissions

Currently using Windows server 2003; have always wished for a folder permission on it that would prevent users from moving folders.  At the very least, it would be great if Windows prompted with "are you sure you want to move this folder" type of question.
Can you tell me if Windows server 2008 has any way to stop users from accidently dragging a folder?  It is an accidental move, generally they click a folder to open it, it moves into a folder above or below it, and they don't even know they did it.

Please let me know if something new is available in Windows server 2008 to remedy this situation.
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BrianIT ManagerCommented:
Sorry to disappoint but I have not seen this in Server 2008.


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Leon TealeSenior Penetration TesterCommented:
first thing is first..why do you let users onto your server in the first place?
I think TECHDLS is referring to shared folders on a server hexemes
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I've not heard of this long overdue feature either I'm afraid which is rubbish! (or maybe technically not possible?)
Leon TealeSenior Penetration TesterCommented:
ur right, my appologies.
DarinTCHSenior CyberSecurity EngineerCommented:
Work around suggestion....
if you go to the advanced tab in the security properties of a folder you should be able to remove the "delete" permission on..... then select "this folder only". That should prohinit your users from moving the folder (which in effect is a delete) .
TECHDLSAuthor Commented:
Funny comment about letting users on the server!
I should have mentioned that they were shared folders with permissions needed for creating & deleting files & all of that stuff; which then automatically includes the ability to drag and drop folders.

I am bummed - thought for sure Server 2008 would have something to cure the accidental drag and drop.  Is there any sense in contacting Microsoft for an enhancement?  Or would I be just wasting my time?
Well you could but they must come across it as well unless all their users are handy with their mouse :o)
I have the same issues and there is no all encumbant solution that will satisy. It's a tradeoff whatever you do. You need to choose the least impacting way as in DarinTCH suggestion but it have an impact somewhere along the line.
TECHDLSAuthor Commented:
I wanted to know if Windows 2008 had a way to stop users from accidently dragging and dropping shared folders, and you all told me no it doesn't, and that many others have the same problem.
At least I know I am correct when I tell my users that I cannot prevent them from the accidental moving issue.
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