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Deny access to all data on server

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Hi

We have a new user that wants to be on our network (he doesn't work for my company) and we want him to be able to log into the domain and have internet access but no access at all to any of the data on our servers or any of the other PC's on the network. Is this possible to do?

We are running Windows Server SBS 2011.

Thanks in advance

Scott
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by:Lee W, MVP
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depends how you have the server setup.  if you have all your shares set for everyone:read/write or authenticated users:read/write then creating an account gives him access to everything.  if all your shares are secured logically by group, then create the account and dont put him in any group.  if he simply wants to connect his laptop to the network for internet, then there is no need to do that - he should be able to do so and get an ip address without you doing anything else.  

bottom line, it really depends how things are setup. without seeing your network, i cannot know because of all the variables involved.  if the network was setup properly it should be easy.  if it was setup to be secure, it could be more difficult but potentially easy.  and it depends which computer(s) he wnts to use (you could always create a local account on a specific computer or two).

can you ask the person who setup the network?

oh, and make sure you buy a client access license if you give him an account on the server.
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McKnife earned 500 total points
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If you have many shares (no matter if at the servers or at other clients), and you don't want to worry about their security, I suggest to use a domain wide policy that sets the following: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758316(v=ws.10).aspx ->Deny access to this computer from the network
->Add his user name there. Wherever the policy is in effect, he won't be able to access shares or shared printers, or other network functions.

Also important: in the user object modify one default setting: default is: he may logon to any computer. Set it to just his own.
That's all you need.
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by:cbapartnership
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Thats great advice, many thanks for taking the time to answer.
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