Posted on 2011-10-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have network drives and all my office usesr have write and modify permission on the folders

lately some files are getting deleted and moved, is there any way i can check  who is doing

or apply some group policy as no folders or files can be deleted.some sort of lock down

files are on window server 2003  client are mostly windows xp.
Question by:pramod1
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    you can deny them the modify permission...
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    How to enable filesystem auditing:

    You could go to the advanced permissions (On Windows 7, click on the advance button at the bottom of the security tab, don't remember offhand for XP & 2003, but it's similar) for the user or usergroup in question and remove the delete privilege. That would allow them to create & modify files still, but prohibit them from deleting things. If you do this on the folder, it may cause issues with MS Office not being able to delete the temp files it creates whenever it opens a document.

    Removing modify permissions would work as well, but would also stop them from editing the files.

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