access to Home folders Windows Server 2008 R2

jselaya
jselaya used Ask the Experts™
on
Hello Experts,

We are running Windows Server 2008 R2 in our organization. We have a couple of supervisors that need to access their subordinates home folders. We ideally would like to manually setup a drive mapping to list Home folders the supervisor has access to, for example, : I:\\server\Home\Division\user1, User2, User3.

We gave the supervisor explicit rights to each subordinates Home folder. They can path to the folder and we can create a desktop shortcut. However, they would prefer a drive mapping like we had when we were on Novell. We tried setting a combination of special permissions in AD but haven’t had much luck. We are trying to set the permissions at “Division “ level

Ideally we would like to manually map a drive and list only the folders the supervisor has read/write access to in the Home Folders. Any method you can recommend? Any advice you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Jose
Comment
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & Implementation

Commented:
You will need to create an AD Group e. List_Homefolders.

Add this at the root of the Share and then assign List folder contents to that group.

Author

Commented:
Thank you for the prompt response Zaheer! Will try that and report back ASAP if that is the solution.

Regards
Jose
Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & Implementation

Commented:
You will see all folders as listed even the ones the supervisor does not have access to.

List folder contents will need to be this folder only.
Ensure you’re charging the right price for your IT

Do you wonder if your IT business is truly profitable or if you should raise your prices? Learn how to calculate your overhead burden using our free interactive tool and use it to determine the right price for your IT services. Start calculating Now!

Author

Commented:
Right. I believe we did run into that. Our management would prefer the supervisors not see the folders they do not have access to.

Author

Commented:
Thanks again Zaheer! Looking this over as well!
Technical Assurance & Implementation
Commented:
PberSolutions Architect

Commented:
No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.

I have recommended this question be closed as follows:

Split:
-- Zaheer Iqbal (https:#a42394289)
-- Zaheer Iqbal (https:#a42394254)


If you feel this question should be closed differently, post an objection and the moderators will review all objections and close it as they feel fit. If no one objects, this question will be closed automatically the way described above.

Pber
Experts-Exchange Cleanup Volunteer

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial