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Asking for a password for shared folders

By singhjunk ·
Is there anyway that I can setup things in security such a way that when ever a client machine ( Win 95 and NT) accesses any shared
folders from the Server it asks for a admin
password to have access to that and secondly also when ever somebody tries to access $C or $D drive on the Server it should ask for admin password and so that the clients machine are not able to access it without admin password.

Thanks

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Asking for a password for shared folders

by stevenabbybrimm In reply to Asking for a password for ...

Assuming you have users and groups in User Manager for Domains, you can deny unwanted access by removing the everyone group from the permissions and add only the users or groups you want to have access to it. Just right click on the share and selectsharing. When the sharing box pops up select the permissions button. You can then select the everyone group, "remove", "add" anyone you want to have access. If you are running NTFS, you can select the security tab on the sharing box to set NTFS permissions to the files as well. A nice feature is you can set the level of access as well. Read-only is nice for files you don't want deleted or changed but people need to be able to see/print. Don't forget to add yourself to those w/ access. Now, noone should be able to access w/o first logging on to the LAN w/ a valid password. Enjoy feeling more secure!

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by singhjunk In reply to Asking for a password for ...

Thanks a lot. That helped.

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Asking for a password for shared folders

by guy In reply to Asking for a password for ...

The C$ shares should ONLY be available to adminstators not ordinary users. Check to see that ordinary users have not been made members of the Administrators local group, if so remove them.

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by singhjunk In reply to Asking for a password for ...

Good enough for me and it works just great.

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Asking for a password for shared folders

by ratherbfishing In reply to Asking for a password for ...

In short..there is not a way (that I know of) to set up a password feature for directory shares. But if you are only interested in securing the shares, then answer #1 from steven is the correct procedure.

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by singhjunk In reply to Asking for a password for ...

Thanks for your advice.

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by McKayTech In reply to Asking for a password for ...

The other answers did a good job of answering the question but I just wanted to add that the type of password checking you're thinking of IS available when you're sharing a workstation directory from Win95/Win98 but is not available from an NT server because of the domain security model.

So if you thought you had heard it somewhere before you had, but at the peer-peer workstation level.

paul

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by singhjunk In reply to Asking for a password for ...

You are absolutely right about the above.

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