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Can you give a group certain permissions to only certain file types

Posted on 2012-12-21
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I am working on another issue on here concerning certain .tmp files not being deletes when Word/Excel documents are closed on our share drive. I found that the issue cannot be fixed unless you give modify permissions. According to Microsoft.com. I do not want to give ordinary users modify permissions to all files and folder on this share.

More info on this is here.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/211632
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/277867

Is there any way that you can give delete permissions to an entire group to ONLY temp files. Using CACLS maybe.

If so this would solve our problem.
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Question by:Josef Al-Chacar
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by:Josef Al-Chacar
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We are running Windows XP and Server 2003
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There is little option if you use file shares and users have to have rights.  An alternative into use a document management system where the users checkout a document access it in their local profile and if they make a change upload it back.  This process maintain access logs as well as versioning of the file that provides you a way to roll back change as well as control who can read/modify the file.
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by:Josef Al-Chacar
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Like offline file caching? or something different?
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Not sure what you mean?  Offline access means the share can not be accessible/user can not be connected to the LAN.
Office programs use the ~filename as a mechanism to make sure no two users access the same file and are able to edit it.

The control you want can be done using a document management system.
Live link, documentum, alfresco, etc.
Users will be accessing searching it using a web interface, etc.
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by:Josef Al-Chacar
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Right but in order to do that you have to have a local copy that copies back to the server when you are connected.

Anyway, I will look into these programs and see what what my superiors think about them.

Thanks a lot.
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