How can I allow access to shared folders with Active Directory?

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How can I allow a user to access a shared folder by using Active Directory? I want only this user to be able to save data in this folder and to do so from any computer.

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You would so this by applying NTFS permissions to the folder after it is shared on the computer where the folder is located.

The sharing of the folder will allow the user to access the folder from another computer and the NTFS permissions will allow, depending on how you set them up, only the user to access teh folder.

Once you have the user setup to access the share, if his logon script doesn’t map it, in Ad you can publish the share. Then my network places can be used to search AD for the share.

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  • JonHassell
    The answer above gets the crux of your question answered. It referred to publishing a share, and here's how you do that: 1. Open Active Directory Users & Computers. 2. Choose where in the OU structure the shared folder should be placed, and right-click. 3. Select New, Shared Folder from the pop-up context menu. 4. Enter a name for the share and the share's UNC.
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  • Wrobinson
    To further answer this question, you need to allow write and modify but not delete access to the files and folders contained in the shared folder.
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