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Submissions folder for students: Write but not change or delete

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I am looking to create folders for students to be able to save a copy of their work for review by the teacher. I would like them to be able to place a file in that folder but not delete or change that saved file. Additionally I would like to keep them out of each other's submission folders. I would also like to have a map to that folder.

Is there any way to do this? I have already created the folders in a shared folder and assigned the maps using group policy but every time I give them enough rights to be able to read and write to their folders, they can then delete and modify the files. Even if I specifically deny delete I still have the problem. When I give them only write access, it kinda works, but they can't actually navigate to the folder, see the contents, or map the drive. (They can copy a file to the folder and if they try it a second time they get a "folder exists error").

The clients are all windows xp with Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions installed.

Any help or guidance would be appreciated.
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look under the special permissions on those folders.  You can give them read/write but not append.  You can also specify that a user cannot delete.
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by:bismarkbalt
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Thank you Richard,

I can't play with it till tomorrow morning, but, as an example, for user nmosk3557, shouldn't the /deny in "icacls c:\users\Submissions$\nmosk3557 .....   /deny nmosk3557:(WDAC,WO,D) ...." block the delete?

The deny shows up when you view special permissions, but it does day "This folder only" does that mean if they create a file or folder below this that they will be able to delete?

Is there a way to automate this with icacls so that sub-directories created later will have the same "deletablity"?
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icacls c:\users\Submissions$\nmosk3557 .....   /deny nmosk3557:(AD,WDAC,WO,D)

the AD sets Append Data/Add Subdirectory    I think the append data deny may block changes

I'll have to look it up to confirm



yes.... use /T to hit all directories and files.
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by:bismarkbalt
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Thank you again.
Will check it tom.
Did some more reading, do I need (OI)(CI) also?
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icacls c:\users\Submissions\nmosk3557 /grant:r managers:(OI)(CI)F /grant:r nmosk3557:(OI)(CI)RW /deny nmosk3557:(OI)(CI)(AD,WDAC,WO,D) /remove everyone /t >>c:\results.txt
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by:Richard2k4
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I think the /T covers it, but I could be wrong.
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In the end, the following worked:

icacls c:\users\Submissions\sbrom3345 /grant:r administrators:(OI)(CI)RXW /grant:r managers:(OI)(CI)RXW /grant:r sbrom3345:(OI)(CI)RXW /deny sbrom3345:(OI)(CI)(AD,WDAC,WO,D,DC) /remove everyone /t >>c:\results.txt

For some reason, i could not map the drive from group policy with RW and needed RXW before it would show.

Thank you for your help!!!!
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Thanks for you help and attention.
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