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Windows server 2003 folder rights question

I have a question regarding administrating folder rights on a windows 2003 server.

For our network programs we've had to give users read, write, and execute rights to the data folders so that they can edit, delete, and change documents. Because of this we're having users browse out to the network outside of the program. This is causing issues with the program not knowing when files are deleted or moved.

Is there a way to map a drive so that a network program will run, grant users rights to those folder so that they can work, while hiding the actual folders from them if they try to browse to the documents?
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setasoujiroCommented:
if you can setup the program with a certain path, then there should be no drivemapping needed.
However, you can setup a share with the $ sign.
in the "sharename" field under sharing tab , enter the name of the share followed by $
>thisisyourshare$<
this way the share is not visible in the network... only when you know the path
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dak11Author Commented:
I figured could do a share. But, they still need access to the actual program files to run setups as needed.

I was hoping there was a way to 'hide' a fiolder under the current drive mapping.

For example, in the path j:\program\data

I still need the users to see the folder program so that they can run updates but I'm looking for a way to hide the data folder.
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setasoujiroCommented:
mark the folder as hidden... ?
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dak11Author Commented:
I'll have to see how the program deals with that type of situation.
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