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Posted on 2011-03-03
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Hi Experts,
We have a file server running Windows Server 2003.  I need to allow a certain group of users the ability to drop files into a folder, but not modify the file or its data.  I can't find a way to do this...  Help, please!
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by:Nik
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Use special permissions and check the permissions as in the picture. It should work.
 special permissions
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Add the group under the 'security' tab. Then click advanced, and 'Edit' the group. First,change the 'Apply onto' box to 'Files only' and tick:

List folder/ Read data
Read attributes
Read extended attributes
Read permissions

Ok and apply. Go back into 'Advanced' and add the group again (to appear twice in the list). This time select the 'Apply onto' to 'This folder, subfolders and files' and allow the following:

List folder/ Read data
Read attributes
Read extended attributes
Create files/ Append data
Write Attributes

First bit restricts changing the file. Second allows users to add files, but not do any more!

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Also then ensure that there's no other group that will override this for users!
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by:ccbnetwork
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Thanks for your responses!
nimatejic: this will allow modify to the file contents, so that won't work.

NotVeryFat - This sounds good.  We're trying it out now...

Thanks again
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by:Nik
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I think that Append Data is for modifying files. Have you tried it?
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by:ccbnetwork
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I had to add one additional permission.  The append data on the second tick would not allow me to drop a file in, but I added write and it worked!  It will not allow changes to the file.  Thanks very much!
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