Solved

How to restrict user from copy a file ....

Posted on 2009-05-09
9
947 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
Is it possible to restrict users from the copy folder contain in windows ? I have some confidencial pdf files in a shared folder and I don't want my user can make any copy of them . like a DMS (document management system)


0
Comment
Question by:Mapnaturbine
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
9 Comments
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:totzi
totzi earned 220 total points
ID: 24347090
Your Windows-Server doesn't distinguish reading from copying files.

But you can protect your PDFs with a password or encrypt it with a key:
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/acrobat/security.html

If you don't have Adobe Acrobat (writer) then you can pack the files in a protected ZIP-archive.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Mapnaturbine
ID: 24347114
I know I can protect my PDF files but I want my user be unable to copy file to other media like CD and so on ,
0
 

Assisted Solution

by:AymanDasa
AymanDasa earned 20 total points
ID: 24347115
Just restrict the read option . in that time only the user  cannot COPY the folder and also can not read
0
How our DevOps Teams Maximize Uptime

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us. Read the use case whitepaper.

 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:totzi
totzi earned 220 total points
ID: 24347260
Is it right that you want let the people read the PDF, but not copy?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Mapnaturbine
ID: 24347287
yes
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:igor-1965
igor-1965 earned 20 total points
ID: 24347399
You cannot do this by Windows means. Even DMS can't. If user is supposed to read file he equaly able to make a copy.
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:bballantyne
bballantyne earned 240 total points
ID: 24348889
Igor-1956 is correct. Windows itself cannot allow read-access to a file but still prevent copying off to another location. You'd require third-party software to accomplish this.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Mapnaturbine
ID: 24351601
do you know any third-party software to do this ?
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
bballantyne earned 240 total points
ID: 24359996
0

Featured Post

DevOps Toolchain Recommendations

Read this Gartner Research Note and discover how your IT organization can automate and optimize DevOps processes using a toolchain architecture.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How to run the DNS query from the server? 5 89
User profile Size Report 3 104
2003 File Server upgrade 11 86
robocopy fails- error 53 - network path not found 5 97
This may not be a text book method to resolve VSS backup issues but it seemed to have worked on few of the Windows 2003 servers we had issues while performing a Volume Shadow Copy backup. If you have issues while performing a shadow copy backup usin…
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question