Complex drive mapping
Posted on 2016-11-07
Bit of a complicated one
We have a departmental folder structure that is open to users in that department but also has a secure folder, with subfolders that are restricted via AD groups.
If you are a member of the Finance group (an AD group) a drive is mapped to O:\ and takes you straight into organisational folder (i.e. no need to click on the Finance Folder)
In the secure area of the department folder, we may have the need to have people outside of the finance department to have access and we want to map a separate drive (s:\) for this.
So essentially if someone from HR required access to the Payroll in 'finance', the HR person will have in their S:\ drive - Finance\Secure\Payroll, and they will have access via the read or read/write group applied to the payroll folder.
So this is fine and is ok.
The problem is that we don't want a member of staff from finance who has access to one of their own secure folders to end up with an S drive with S:\Finance\Secure\Payroll (as its duplicated with their O'\ drive and will confuse them)
So we essentially want to map a drive to S:\ but hide always hide your own department folder
Hope that makes sense but please let me know if you want me to clarify anything.