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

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)


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MapnaturbineAsked:
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totziConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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.
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MapnaturbineAuthor Commented:
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 ,
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AymanDasaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Just restrict the read option . in that time only the user  cannot COPY the folder and also can not read
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totziConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Is it right that you want let the people read the PDF, but not copy?
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MapnaturbineAuthor Commented:
yes
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igor-1965Connect With a Mentor Commented:
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.
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bballantyneConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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.
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MapnaturbineAuthor Commented:
do you know any third-party software to do this ?
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