Prevent access to particular folders

By ohm.paul ·
I am looking to be able to protect a folder from particular users. The folder contains videos recorded by the store monitoring cameras, and so we would like to prevent users from being able to view, edit, or delete the folder.

Since the folder is constantly accessed by the camera software, I don't think that compressing and password-protecting the folder will work, because then the program will be unable to save files to the location. Also, even password protecting the folder with additional software would probably present a problem and not allow the camera software to access the folder.

The PC is running WindowsXP Pro, and it is on its own network and workgroup, so AD is out of the question.

I have played with gpedit enough to know that I can restrict access to the drive altogether, but this is not ok because I need the manager of the computer to be able to access the folder to check to make sure that the videos are being recorded.

Any ideas on how I can achieve such permission rules?

I would also like to prevent limited users from being able to access particular folders such as C:\Windows, but not prevent essential processes or programs from running automatically.

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Am I not understanding??

by Kenone In reply to Prevent access to particu ...

When you right click a folder and go into sharing and security you can't deny permissions to individual users? Is everyone using the same log on?

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Thanks OM and JD this post has been deleted

by jimmy-jam In reply to Prevent access to particu ...

I will not help you spy on your employees.


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DO NOT assist this little SCUMBAG !! ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Prevent access to particu ...
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Damn thee! Damn thee to ****

by jdclyde In reply to Prevent access to particu ...

You are a scumbag for trying to be such a sneaky little weasel.

Of course, I mean this in the best possible way.

Have a nice day. in ****.

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by ohm.paul In reply to Damn thee! Damn thee to ...

for jumping to conclusions...monitoring employees is perfectly legal and imperative in a retail store environment, especially when the retail stores deal with currency exchange.

Get the **** off my back and do your own work if you dont want to help me with my project. The project by the way, was assigned by my employer, who employs all of the retail employees....so he has every right to monitor them without them knowing.

You're a moron for assuming that I would want to look at a guy sitting behind a desk for some evil purpose...talk about boring

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You are very welcome

by jdclyde In reply to congratulations

"without them knowing"

As I said in other discussion, if they KNOW you are monitoring, they are less likely to do anything wrong in the first place, instead of being a **** trying to catch someone in the act.

Remove temptation, save time and money for not having to prosecute people in the first place. The employer and the employee are both better off in the long run, because your "solution" will only create bad will once it gets out how you are going about it.

So fine, I am a moron, but it doesn't make you any less of a weasel.

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They Know

by ohm.paul In reply to You are very welcome

The employees at these locations helped set up the cameras....they know they're being monitored. They know the video is being recorded at all times. We are simply trying to view the video from a remote locations. So there's no weaseling, because they know they're being monitored.

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OK, folks, time to chill

by nepenthe0 In reply to Prevent access to particu ...

Espionage is a highly controversial issue. Please, let's drop the name calling and resume a professional decorum.

A full disclosure regarding the purpose for limiting access will help avoid predictable flare-ups of indignation...

Rick/Portland, OR

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