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Private documents, multiple users

By bfeltus ·
I have a small windows 2000 server network. Running Active Directory. 1 server, 8 windows 2000 workstations attached. Each user have their own signon. Would like each user to be able to signon to any workstation and get documents from fileserver. Donot want users to see each other's documents because of confidentiality. While sitting at a workstation signed on by a user that's not an administrator, I was able to see documents created on the server by other users that had signon to the workstation previously. For example: If user Marge was logged in, under \documents and settings, users Bev, Joe, and Sally was listed. If I clicked on user Bev, I could open her files from my documents. This was done from Explorer. How can I correct this forthe future? Also, how do I delete these files on the workstation now. My users are freaking out.

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by d.walker5 In reply to Private documents, multip ...

Assuming you NTFS permissions settings have not been changed from there original Microsoft setting -- log on the server as Administrator, right click Documents and settings, properties, security, remove Everyone. Do the same on each user account. Other permissions can be created as needed. For more details on HOW TO: Set Up a File System for Secure Access in Windows 2000 see KB300691.

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by ceo_race In reply to Private documents, multip ...

This sounds like roaming profiles are enabled, if so turn them off. Next, after following the previous advice, add just the one user back to the folder with full control permissions. Don't forget it is a good idea to allow the administrator accessto all folders for "fault tolerance". Then no one should see other folders and documents. Also ensure the inherit box is checked so all future documents will be private as well.

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by timwalsh In reply to Private documents, multip ...

Just to make sure I understand your situation:
Are you talking about Documents and Settings on the Local Computer C: drive? There usually isn't a Documents and Settings folder on the server that users can access. If you are using roaming profiles,individual profiles will normally be saved to user's home folders. Normally, default access to a user's profile (to include documents) are only are set to: the user, the Administrator, and the System.

The ability to set access permissions on anyfiles (whether located on the server, or on individual computers) requires that the hard drive be formatted as NTFS. I suspect that the drive is formatted as FAT32. Once the drive is converted to NTFS, you need to adjust the security settings of sensitive folders to meet your requirements. This is true wheter on the server or local computer.

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by Rvickers78 In reply to Private documents, multip ...

Creat a home directory for each of the users and assign it to them as part of there logon. Remove everyone from the folder permission and add only that user and the admin group.

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