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Server 2003 - Stop users from deleting/Moving folders

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I have two sites running 2003, and both encounter the same problem whereby users can sometime delete folders/files without even knowing, then come 'Where have they gone ?'.
I left all folders with 'Modify' as users using apps that required temp file creation such as Word/Excel etc.', so that they don't leave a copy of tmp file each time they open a doc, with  40+ users, this can create a nightmare .
So locking down modify or delete may seem the perfect solution on paper, but in real life, it just create more headaches.
Is there a more efficient and practical method to this problem ? I really just want to have a small group who can do all, and everyone else can just read/write/create as expected in almost every office.
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by:Santosh Gupta
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Hi,

create two security groups in AD and set file/folder permission by the group instead of indivisuals. Do not provide modify rights, in modify user can delete the files/folders.

Also you can enable auditing on files/folder to know who has deleted the files/folders.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771070.aspx
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Thanks for your reply, but the link points to a 2008 box.
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