Shares set up

By mduchovny ·
Just have a simple question I believe.
I need to set up a share for email archives pst files for all our users. Ideally I'd like users to create their own subfolders within the main share. They should have access to their respective subfolder only. I don't mind if they can see all subfolders but they shouldn't be able to open them.
Can you please advise what the best way to set up share and NTFS permissions on the main share folser to achieve this?
The OS is Windows 2003 which has file server role.

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by TobiF In reply to Shares set up
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You should create the user folders

by Churdoo In reply to Shares set up

I think by utilizing permissions on the CREATOR/OWNER object on the parent folder you may be able to do what you want, i.e. have users create their own folders permissioned so that only the user can access the contents of their folders, however by allowing them to create their own folders in the parent folder there's nothing stopping them from putting whatever they want in the parent folder.

I suggest that you lock down the permissions of the parent so that users cannot create files/folders in the root, and you initially populate the root folder with folders for each user, permissioned appropriately. If you have a lot of users, you can script this initial load though I'm not going to get into the scripting right now (there's many peeps here more appropiate than I to talk about this scripting).

The article that Tobi linked talks about the permissions on the parent folder. Thanks Tobi!

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