Prevent Mac users from deleting sub-folders on a Windows Share
Posted on 2013-05-14
We have recently implemented security on a Windows server that dis-allows users to add, remove or change any files from the top level of the share, but they are able to add, remove or change the contents of sub-folders.
My issue is Mac users are denied access to remove the top-level folders but if they try to delete the top-level folder they are not denied access to the sub-folders. The delete traverses the sub-folders and deletes anything below that top-level if they have access to do so.
Is there a setting in Windows or Mac OS that will dis-allow the recursive sub-folder delete?
I do not have this issue with a Windows PC, if the user tries to delete the top-level folder on a PC, they get a message that they are not allowed to do so, and it does not affect the sub-folders at all.