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Posted on 2011-09-29
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It happens all the time.  People drag and drop folders into others.  We have a network share that contains our active client folders.  People constantly will call me looking for a missing folder, and naturally the first place I look is the next alphabetically listed folder, and 99 out of 100 times, there it is.  Is there ANY way for windows to present a "Are you sure you want to move this folder?" message, rather then simply allow it without any warning, as it currently does?  Group or local policy perhaps?

It's a Windows domain and a single 2008  file server.
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If they don't otherwise need the permissions, it seems like you could change their ability to add/delete folders...
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Its not adding or deleting, but moving that is the issue...  Unless a "move" is treated as a "create, copy then delete" by A/D, which I don't *think* it is.  That being said, they do need to create and delete subfolders.  
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Then NTFS permissions won't work.  Sorry, I don't know of any other way to accomplish what you want.
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by:Ackles
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You can't. Make a request to MS for Design Change & I can guarantee it won't happen.

Sometimes, you gotta take pain to educate your users.
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Thanks for the "suggestion"
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by:Ackles
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Sorry if that sounded weird, but that was out of "Suffering" ;)
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"That's okay"!  Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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