AD Folder Passwords

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Active Directory
Active Directory Users and Computers
Windows Security
I work at a high school where all students login as one user. We are using Active Directory. When an individual goes to save a document it goes directly to a folder on a server call Student-files. In this folder there are four other folders with the graduation years in them, and then inside of those, there are folders for each student. Technically the student is supposed to map to their own folder and save their document there. Well we all know that younger people don’t follow directions that well so there are hundreds of documents everywhere under student-files. I can not get district to give everyone their own log in because students jump from computer to computer and it would cause too many profiles on each machine. So my question is, is there a way to set passwords on each folder so that the kids have no choice but to save to their own folder and how? This is a school so funds are very little. Also we are using PCs and MACs. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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aside from the obvious security/data integrity issues( kids will be kids) I would have to suggest you set up a plan to provide students log on accounts. Roaming profiles, restrictions locking down desktops, personal folders mapped to \\student-files\year\%username% would simplify things. Also, group policy can be used to control file redirection, machine settings, etc that will minimize local machine disk use. I have community machines that company users use, and there profiles consume less than 2MB.

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