Can I Password Protect a mapped drive or Shard folder on SBS 2003

Posted on 2009-02-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-06

I have had a request today that a users shared folder is password protected, even for that allowed user, so a password is required each time it is accessed.

Basically the run down is, the user wants to have to enter a password everytime he opens the mapped drive, even though he is authenticated by the Server already. He wants to be able to just close the folder window and walk away from his PC (without logging off or locking the screen) knowing that any body walking passed still has to enter a password to access his shared folder/mapped drive.

I know this is not a common request, but it is what he wants. I have suggested just locking the screen but he does not want to do this.

Is there anything built in to Microsoft SBS 2003 that will allow this? Either if it is a workaround?

I had an idea to deny the user access to his own folder, but then add a second account wiith full access meaning that he is not authenticated at logon.

Any help or further idea's would be appreciated.

Question by:ANTFrance
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    Any scenario involving user accounts in active directory will authenticate with the user at login and it still wont prompt you.

    It would be a silly thing to do - but perhaps you could use ftp folders for this?

    Otherwise - I think you are looking at some 3rd party application and I don't have any suggestions on what to use.

    Enable passwords for the screen saver is the best option for this... I'd go back to management and insist that this it is the only viable solution.

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    Give this a shot..
    never tested this though
    LVL 16

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    As per Eric, you cannot password protect a folder.

    What is wrong with NTFS Permissions and restricting access that way, and set a low screen saver timeout with Password Lockout?

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