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Setup user, rights and permission

I would like to get some help setting up 2 or 3 users, rights and permission. I have a SBS 2008 Standard Server. None of the computers are joined to the domain and probably we would like to keep it that way. All I want to do is to start creating users with specific folders rights. Right now when I map a drive I need to enter my administrator username and password. Trying to find another way. Can someone remote the server and do this for me or show me how.
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lobo797Commented:
Not quite sure why you would not want to join these computers to the domain, if it's available.

Where are the folders located that you want to give permissions to?  On the server, or on other workstations?
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jcbcompu1Author Commented:
Well to keep everything as simple as possible but I could if there is any advantage for this application.
The folder are on the server.
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lobo797Commented:
Joining the workstations to the domain would make the permissions and authentication the easiest.  Then you could set folder and file permissions for individual users since it sounds like there is only a few.  Any other method that is half way secure, such as a shared folder that is not open to everyone, is going to ask for a username and password when you try to access.
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jcbcompu1Author Commented:
Ok that makes sense, I have no problem starting joining these few pc's (4) to the domain. Now I get all confused when it comes to setup users, domain user, administrator users, user, power users etc, this is where I will need help.
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lobo797Commented:
Are all of the users needing the same folder permissions, or will each one be different?
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lobo797Commented:
If all the users need the same permissions, then go into your active directory, create a new Organizational Unit (OU) and create/move user accounts into that OU.  If you create new accounts they will be created as Domain Users.  If you move accounts, check the properties/MembersOf tab, and make sure you add them as Domain Users.

Then, to open permissions for your folders, right click the folder and choose the security tab.  If Domain Users is not listed in the groups, click add, then advanced, and find now, choose Domain Users from the list, and click ok.  When you get back to the security tab, highlight Domain Users, then choose the checkboxes for the permissions you want to establish.  Run a test by logging into a workstation on the domain with one of the users, path out to the folder on the server, and you should be allowed access per your settings.
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NarendraGCommented:
it is good idea to create security group other than creating OU

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NarendraGCommented:
you can send remote connectiona details to my personal id may be i can help you

if you still need thanks

Narendra
IT administrator
ganrendra2003@gmail.com
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lobo797Commented:
NarendraG,

My thought was to keep his users in one location, then create/add them to the Domain Users Security Group which is already one in the Users OU.  Is there a better way?
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NarendraGCommented:
wt i am thinking here is if he added domain user to folder restrictions if he  give permission to that group  then suppose new user joined

we need to crate a user account for him then it will be default member of domain user.

so new user got access to u r folder it is risky rite?

create new security group accounts,tax,admin. etc.....

then decide who need to member of that groups.

u have control this way i prefer not adding default group .

you are also rite may be

thanks
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jcbcompu1Author Commented:
k let's coordinate a remote session, today or monday (give me a day and time)  so we can address this, in the meantime I will have the computers added to the domain for now and we will take it from there.
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lobo797Commented:
Good morning :)

NarendraG,
I like your thinking on the new security group.  One of the companies that I recently worked for used an enterprise software solution that required users to be in the Domain Users security group, so I was not thinking outside of the box!

Good luck with the remote session!  I would be curious to know if all turns out well.

All the best,
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jcbcompu1Author Commented:
Ok thanks, I just need to get in touch with NarendraG:, can you send him a message ?
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lobo797Commented:
I just noticed this in the tips section of EE.  Looks like we'd better take a little care here.  FYI

http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hs=23&hi=15
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NarendraGCommented:
HI I AM HERE jcbcompu1 :)
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NarendraGCommented:
THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS lobo797
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NarendraGCommented:
HI jcbcompu1

my contact details in my profile just updated

thanks
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jcbcompu1Author Commented:
IS there any detail link where shows this :
Domain admin : allow access to any domain, etc etc
Power User : Allow users to access certain things etc. in other words, is there any documentation where I can see the definitions or permissions of each user category.
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