Windows file server and end users

Cro0707
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What is the best way (MS way) to acknowledge end user that he or she has access to specified folder on the file server in domain environment?

So what domain admin should do when he assign permission to specified user or group of user on some network shared folder? Can AD help us with that? Can we push shortcut to end user? Which way is the best?

End users will be confused if they receives email like this: "Hey, now you have access to \\fileserver\sales". Most of them will not know how to reach this destination and how to save shortcut for future use. If we map them this folder, over time they will have too much mapped network folders which is not best solution.
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Brian PiercePhotographer
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There is some argument over how baest to use share permissions, the long held view is that you can grant all users FULL CONTROL on a share and use the NTFS permissions to control access (since the user needs both), and this works very well on most environments and is easy to manage. Since MS went down the "Defence in Depth" route, then their advice has changed and they now recommend that users be given the minimal Share and minimal NTFS permissions.

One method od allowing users to find shares is to publich them in active directory - that way users can search AD for them if needs be, and you can move shares between servers and (providing you update AD), users can still find the share without  needtin to know which server it is on. This is for Win200 but 2003/8 are similar http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-5744726.html

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In short, no not really, however you could probably work something out along the lines of:

Create a Group Policy for each share and and set permissions on the Group Policy so that only members of certain groups apply the policy
In the Group Policy use Group Policy Preferences to push a shortcut to the said share onto the users desktop
Brian PiercePhotographer
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Opps mised the first Question - use Effective Permissions http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758822(WS.10).aspx
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Commented:
hmmm...perhaps I am reading the question wrong?
Are you after a method to add shortcuts or for an admin to find out who has access to a share/file?
Brian PiercePhotographer
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Commented:
Or maybee I misread it - can you please say a little more about exactly what you want to do ?

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Question is not about rights, ntfs or share permission. Question is how to notify end user that he has access to specified folder on the network?
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Then the solution I offered will provide you with a way of "placing" links for shares onto your desktop and/or start menu

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