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Disable write access on shares

By k4k ·
on Win2k server, i have hundreds of shares on which each users have different ACL . each one of them have write access on thier shares.

now i want to stop users from writing to their shares for sometime. & give read only access temprorily .

is it possible to give read only acccess on the entire drive temprorily ?

anymore solutions on this .

Thanks in advance

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by Jaqui In reply to Disable write access on s ...

with any *x system, yup, unmount and remount entire drive read only, no problem.

since this would be for backing up the shares, this type of basic system administration should be schedules for after office hours.
none of the users should be logged in and causing any problems whe backing up the shared folders.

but I have no idea if windows will allow unmounting a hard drive and remouinting with a different permission set.

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by TonytheTiger In reply to Disable write access on s ...

I don't believe there's an easy way to do this other than the obvious: changing permissions on each object (I don't envy you having to do that!). But I have a tip for the future. Avoid setting access on a user basis, and instead use group membership. That way you can just remove the user from the group if you don't want them to have that particular permission (although they have to log off and back on to effect the change).

Another tip. You don't necessarily need 'hundreds of shares'. If all your user shares are on the same drive, you can assign drives to subdirectories of other shares, so instead of having each user having a share (like: net use w: \\servername\user001$) you can create one share (user$) and create a subdirectory for each user (user001, user002, etc.) and assign each user's drive like this: net use w: \\servername\user$\user001. I don't know how much, but I'm sure this will save some server resources or at the very least will make the registry smaller.

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by R. A. Caluste In reply to Disable write access on s ...

Restrict via NTFS security permissions.

Change the Everyone group permission to "Deny Write" and Apply Changes.

Even though specific accounts have full control permissions via network share, the ntfs security will restrict access.

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