Password protected folder on Windows 2008 server share?
Posted on 2013-06-28
I'm a network administrator, it's a Windows 2008 file server and Windows XP/7 network with domain. Each user login to domain with their password.
The problem is, how can I secure the folder by password, not by user permission.
We have a few managers, each manager has 2 or 3 assistants (or secretary), these assistants know the manager's Windows login password, so when the manager is not in the office, they can access their computer to get information to assistant our customers.
But each manager has some confidential documents on the share on file server which are not supposed to expose to these assistants. I think if I can put a password on these folders then the manager can access them but assistant.
In Outlook I have done it by assign password to PST files, but in Windows obviously there is no easy way to do it.
(Please do not recommend use different login on the computer, it's too complicated for the end user to understand user profiles.)