I have a mapped network drive on a client (Windows XP) which maps to a file server (Win 2003 Server). I want the top level folder structure of this mapped drive to be fixed so that folders can't be deleted or renamed. Anything in the directories below this top level can be changed or deleted. I have created a set of permisions to try and achieve this.
For folders in the top level of the mapped drive, I have created permissions for 'This folder only' which allow users to read and write but not delete. I have created a different set of permissions for 'Subfolders and files only' which allow users to do everything except Change Permissions and Take Ownership.
These permissions don't quite do what I want them to. If a user highlights a folder in the root of the mapped drive, and tries to delete it, they get an error message stating that the folder cannot be deleted because access is denied. The folder is not deleted, however, all contents of the folder are deleted. Similarly, if a folder in the root of the mapped drive is dragged into another folder, the user is given an error message stating that the folder cannot be removed, but all the contents of that folder are moved.
Is there a way around this?