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Shared Files on SBS 2008

George Zarif
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I have network drive and in there I have a folder of employee's name.
When I map the drive on the computers, the users sees everyone not necessary they are able to access all of the folders.

How can I set it up in a way that the only folder they see is the folder they have right to access.
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Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network Consultant
Top Expert 2011

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here is it on the picture , go to folder security then edit , add users and set their permission to list ony.

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will they be able to see that folder, as well some users are in a folder as read only
Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network Consultant
Top Expert 2011

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you should select who is the user have listing rights and other have listing and reading , in this case above the user can list and see what inside folders and subfolders when you apply it , but can not read them , but who have read access of course should have listing access.
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to be honest, I need a bit more help.

the reason why I'm confused is cause on each personal folder a specific user has full rights, but the screen shot you sent me you are only selecting one.
Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network Consultant
Top Expert 2011

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so what? you can add other one and set the security rights you want , what thing make you confused?

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Here is what I have, a main folder and inside that folders which has the employee's names.
In the folder you can see that the only permission is the person's name and full rights
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Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network Consultant
Top Expert 2011

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ok so ? the users still see the folder? try to set sharing for hassan himself .

ps : are you arabic? lol

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What am I supposed to do exactly, what permissions do I put so that only Hassan sees this folder or any other folder he has right to read or write ll
Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network Consultant
Top Expert 2011

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ok you need to remove inherited objects , as seen this picture mr.Zarif , untick "include inheritable permission from this object parent" , you will prompt for copy or remove , don't remove , click copy then leave only "system , Administrator, Hassan". the only one have security to access and list is only hassan , try and tell me

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ya I am with you, only Hassan can access that folder, but what my problem is that if Bob logs on into his computer he will see the folder Hassan but can not access it. i do not want Bob to see the Hassan folder.
I only want Bob to see his fold.
Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network Consultant
Top Expert 2011

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just simple question is Hassan's folder listed in public folders? i mean folders can be see by everyone? i mean inside root folder shared to everyone?

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D:\Users\Shares

Users is not shared
Shares is shared and in there there are all of the employee's personal folder
Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network Consultant
Top Expert 2011

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am still trying

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pardon? trying what?
Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network Consultant
Top Expert 2011

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wallah ya bro , i don't think that will success , the best solution to map every user's folder on his own computer instead of sharing , i tried many times for different users but its doesn't prevent listing of directories because you are sharing the root .. just do it by mapping network drive for each user , hassan have his own folder as network drive instead of sharing. just remove sharing and set security to every user for his own folder. .

am sorry , w enshallah its will be best than sharing

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I have seen it before on different servers.
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
Top Expert 2011

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The correct answer has already been posted by KCTS:

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