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By GJ2008 ·
I would like to setup a shared area within the c: of a Windows 2000 server for all users to save their work to in their own folders within this area. What is the best way to do this as I do not want users to have access to the whole c

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by Maelgwyn In reply to W2K Administration

Ok, use permissions to completly delimit the C drive, then on the folder, use share permissions only on it,and make sure you dont inherit the previous settings.

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by curlergirl In reply to W2K Administration

BE VERY CAREFUL!! If the C: drive of your server is the system drive (i.e., contains the \Winnt folder), there are certain files and folders on that drive that the Everyone group must have full access to or your users will not be able to log on to the domain. I would leave the security settings on your C: drive as they are. As long as the entire drive is not shared, your users will not have any access unless they log on directly to the server (which I assume they never would do).

The easiest way to create folders that are personal for each user (no one else has access except the Administrator acount), is:

1. Set up a folder called "Users" or "Home" and share it with that name.
2. Set the permissions so that the System and Administrator have full control, and the Everyone group has List Contents, Read, and Read & Execute.
3. Go to each users AD account (AD Computers and Users/Users), click on the Profile tab, and under the Home folder settings, click Connect.
4. Selecta drive letter of your choice, and then put the path to the folder as: \\[server]\Users (or Home)\%username%. This will automatically create a folder in the Users folder with that person's username as the name of the folder. The permissions will automatically be set to Administrator and the specific user - Full Control. No one else has access to the folder unless the admin or the user give them permission.

Hope this helps!

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