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By Holmesglen ·
I have a windows 2000 network, and I need to allow some users to be able to execute a program on a shared folder (network drive). The problem is, I need to stop them from being able to copy the file/program from the server.

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by razali In reply to File permissions (deny co ...

Try manage the permission for users, groups, folders in the server.

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by timwalsh In reply to File permissions (deny co ...

I think you are out of luck.

Although the files exist on your server , they are actually being executed by the remote computers CPU and memory. This implies that the executable is being "copied" to the remote computers memory. There is no wayto distinguish between being copied to memory and being copied to hard disk (as far as permissions are concerned). Likewise with a simple file (only being read). When a Windows application opens a file from a remote location, a temporary copy of the files is created on the remote computer.

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by markh In reply to File permissions (deny co ...

If your users are not technical you could rename the executable, hide the new file, and create a batch file to call up the hidden file.

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by Holmesglen In reply to File permissions (deny co ...

On a novell network, I know it is possible to prevent the file being copied. I just don't seem to be able to do the same with 2000.

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