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By sysad_minn ·
I am just learning about local object permissions (not network shares) and thinking it would be nice to prevent users from messing up the system files in the WINNT folder. Can you tell me the best way to do this (I need a discription of the different system folders/ files that need to be accessed by the user and with what type of access) Also, can you recommend a definative publication that covers ALL the whys, weres, and hows of configuring the user environment

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by djnoy In reply to permissions on WinNT syst ...

You can restrict users from the WINNT folder but you probably will run into errors with applications that require full access to some of the system32 dlls and sys files. However, if you use policies or group policies in windows2000, you can lock down the machines and only allow users to access certain apps and areas on their computers. Try it. From your NT server machine go to administrative tools and then system policy editor. Create a new policy and restrict users from changing their wallpaper and add the users to that policy. Test it out. Policies are going to be your best bet if you don't want the users to screw anything up but still be productive.

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by sysad_minn In reply to permissions on WinNT syst ...

Thanks for the info, I am using NT wksn in a peer to peer with no pdc, however.

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by djnoy In reply to permissions on WinNT syst ...

If that is the case, then you will need to use the NTFS permission that comes with NT. Just right click on the directory you want to protect and go to the security tab and click on permissions. It is usually a wise move to remove or grant read priviliges to the everyone group. Try it. I hope this helps.

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by sysad_minn In reply to permissions on WinNT syst ...

Thanks, I am aware of using the permissions under security for NTFS folders, however, if the WINNT folder is reduced to "read only" the system generates errors. This seems like an obvious thing an administrator might want to do yet I can not findany documentation of how it can be accomplished.

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by maxwell edison In reply to permissions on WinNT syst ...

Greetings,

To answer the second half of your question about configuring the user environment,
an Internet publication called, "Windows NT Server Cookbook" can be found here:
http://web66.coled.umn.edu/WinNT/CookBook/Default.html

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Among other subjects, it covers:

Creating User Accounts

In this section, will begin the process of configuring a user's environment in your NT domain. The user's environment consists of their login script, user profile, home directory, and other individual or shared information.

Creating a User Account
Creating a Group
Adding a User to a Group
Creating a Shared Directory
Creating a Home Directory
Creating a Profile Directory

This looks likejust what you need.

Maxwell

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