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Deleting file on mapped users share

By jmccoy ·
I have Full Control Administrative rights on my entire NT 4.0 network. When I map a network drive to \\computername\c$ I can see the contents of that users drive. I can delete most files, but there is a game (same.exe) that I cannot delete, I get the message "access is denied" I cannot view permissions on the file either. Any Ideas??
Also, is this the best way to "snoop" for files on users computers or is there a better way through NT to accomplish this?

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by Xaeryth In reply to Deleting file on mapped u ...

Either the file is being used when you are trying to delete it or it has been restricted by the user. If the latter is true then right click on the file, go to properties, select the security tab, then take ownership. This will allow you to view thepermissions as well as delete it. BTW, this is as good a way as any for file snooping. Another trick is setting up pcAnywhere and hiding it so the user doesn't know it's there. Then you can view what they are doing while they are doing it.

Corey Hitchcock

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by halleyc In reply to Deleting file on mapped u ...

take its ownership and delete it

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by Bill Cassada In reply to Deleting file on mapped u ...

Take ownership. A user can remove admins from access to a file/folder but ONLY admins can take ownership of anything they see. As for snooping...short of spending a lot of $$$ just get pcAnywhere. It works GREAT and I've used it plenty of times to watch users (for "legitimate" reasons of course <cough cough&gt.

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by netshark11 In reply to Deleting file on mapped u ...

I agree to the taking ownership of the file consensus that everyone has submitted. I've gotten around this problem by not granting users local admin access to their own machines. That way they do not have priveleges to install software without NetAdmin permission (we were audited, and unfortunately we had to go this route as people were installing nonlicensed copies of SW on their systems).

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by shardy In reply to Deleting file on mapped u ...

I agree with the take owner discussions above.
An alternative solution to viewing that works fantastic is a program developed by OLivetti/Oracle Labs (now ATT)called VNC.This program can be put on a network share and launched during logon,its that small and compact.This will give you central
control. Restrict the viewer access permissions,unless you want a user rebellion on your hands.It is licenced and patented freeware.
Do a search on altavista.com for VNC for the
link.I would get it foryou but this IE 5.5 i just started using really stinks and hangs
when I open a second window.Email me for setup tips.

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