Retain Deleted Files From Network Drives(Share Folder)

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Domain Controller
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Windows Server 2003
Hello all. I am using Window 2003 domain server. I share three folders on the domain controller for sharing files Between different departments.i have maped these share folders on all client machine. The problem is that whenever a user delete some files from the network sharing folder it does n't go to the Recycle of Domain controller. My question is that is there any way that whenever a user delete some files from the network map drives the recycle of domain controller must retain it so that Administrator Recover them. Or any other third Party free tool that i install on the Domain Controller that retain Deleted Files. Thanks Muhammad Usman
ASKED: January 26, 2008  5:52 AM
UPDATED: January 29, 2008  10:33 AM

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As you know, in Windows XP, if you delete a file from a network location, the file is essentially unrecoverable. However, in Windows Vista, you now have the option to extend the file protection offered by the Recycle Bin out to your network.

Next to the General tab in Windows Vista’s Recycle Bin Properties dialog box you’ll see a tab titled Network, which when click reveals the options shown in Figure D. When you click the Add button, you’ll see the Select Network Folder window and can browse to and select any folder on your network to which you have permission to connect.

This is great and can be enabled using Group policy on active directory or manually on a per machine basis.

If you are using Windows XP or earlier operating systems I have not found ANY way to do this.


Added by Andre Lorbach:

I believe the feature you are searching for is called Shadow Copies and is included in Windows 2003:, for more read this article:
<a href=”http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/overview/scr.mspx”>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/overview/scr.mspx</a>

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