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Windows Server 2008 - restrict user to one folder

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Hello,

my question is how to restrict user, so he can only see one folder (and has read/write privileges on it), and nothing else than that folder? In that folder I will put executable program, which is connected to database which will also be in that folder. (so, that folder contains one executable program and database file. User will also be able to create documents in that folder).

It is very important to restrict users not to see or change whole file system or run other programs on the server.

Is this possible on Windows Server 2008 R2?


Best Regards, Frenky
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Imtiaz Hasham earned 2000 total points
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Under security priviledges for that folder, give the user the write permissions.

For all other shared folders, deny the specific user rights.

If this is a regular occurance, you should use Groups to give these permissions and add the users to the folders.
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by:AntonioRodrigo
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thasmah, thanks a lot for answer - is it possible to prevent the user to see file system? So he can only see his desktop.
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by:Imtiaz Hasham
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This would need to be applied via the group policy.

you can hide drive letters altogether.

If you want it for a single user, you need to move them to a different OU on the AD and then apply the GP there.
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Thanks again. Since I'm quite new to Windows Server administration - perhaps some link how to do this or any more detailed information?


Best regards, Frenky
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by:Imtiaz Hasham
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you could add me to skype. username (all dots removed) i.h.a.s.h.a.m and I can guide you over skype with this :)
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Thanks a lot )) I will add you as soon as I come home - I don't have skype on this computer, nor mic.
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No worries.

Thanks for accepting the solution.

Let me know what time as I am usually tied up.
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