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Hiding Folders from Users without access

By Bobby Gillette ·
I am currently in the process of testing Windows2000 and its use for a fileserver (specifically user and shared drive access). In Netware, its pretty straightforward, users can only see folders they have access rights to. In Win2k (as in NT 4), any folders in the directory (say an S: mapped to \\<servername>\shared) are listed, even if the user has no rights on the folder. Is there any way (save creating hidden folders with via the "$" method) to hide folders from users who don't have any NTFS permissions to allow them access?

Thanks in advance...

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by The Professor In reply to Hiding Folders from Users ...

Yes, Windows 2000 allows you much more granular permissions that Windows NT4. Use the advanced permissions to keep groups from haveing the ability to list folders. This effectively hides the folders from the users. If the user needs to access thefolder or subfolders the traverse file and folder permission will allow him access if he knows the direct pathname to the file/folder.

To assign permissions in Win2K, right click the folder and go to properties, security tab and click advanced for the advanced permissions box. Then set your granular permissions as necessary.

You'll love Win2K - good luck.

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