Server folder security for worksatation users

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How can users secure folders and their contents in a folder on a server?
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Mike,

Depending on your platform this is done by assigning “Rights” or “Permissions”. These can be inherited from the folder above, or that inheritance can be denied. For individual users folders, I block all inheritance and then assign full rights to the user in question. On Windows servers you can see this info by right clicking on the folder, selecting properties, and then choosing the security tab. This is a basic function of a file server, and the permutations are vast. I suggest you read up. Note, you should know the password for your administrator level user on the server. This will always be able to see all folders.

Regards – Doug

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  • Bouncybrit
    many operating systems also have the ability to encrypt the data residing on a file server this can be done at the operating system level on windows server 2000 and above using active directory and ntfs. one thought here is that the admin can have the ability to backdoor decrypt the files if neccesary. there are also many third party tools available. Make sure that encryption is allowed by corporate policy before going this route however
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  • Monsterdog
    When you say "How can users secure folders and their contents in a folder on a server?", you may be referring to File/folder permissions etc which are basic to File Server system administration. However, you may perhaps mean something else... like, how to prevent people from accidentally dragging a folder and contents and drop them into another location. This is a problem I have and I have tried all manner of file and folder protection on the server. I believe there is a third party Windows Explorer alternative called Salamander which has customizable options for drag and drop.
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  • Mlandes
    hi if the disk is formatted NTFS on a w2k machine of upwards so this is easy with specific "security" on the folder itself. just right-click and go to "security" option thanks moti
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