ACL to set to allow users to only access their folder in Users fol

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by AAbry, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. AAbry

    AAbry Guest

    Hello:

    How would I go about setting the ACL's to limit users to seeing only their
    own folder in Users Shared Folders? We just migrated from NetWare, and
    prefer that the users have similiar rights.

    We use our user folders to store private information, so this is a priority
    issue.

    Thanks!
     
    AAbry, Nov 13, 2004
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  2. This is a common request from Netware people. Windows handles things much
    differently and doesn't offer this feature. Personally, I control access via
    NTFS security and use hidden shares at the parent folder level so nobody can
    browse things they shouldn't see.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Nov 13, 2004
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  3. AAbry

    AAbry Guest

    Hi Lanwench:

    Take pity on this poor NetWare soul.

    Could you give me an example on how to do this?

    Thanks
     
    AAbry, Nov 13, 2004
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  4. A hidden share (share name ending with $) can't be browsed. This can help -
    set up different shares for different departments/groups, and map drives in
    the login script (net use x: \\server\share$ /persistent:no, for one
    example).

    I never use the default company share/user shares - I'm a DIY type, but you
    can do this either way. Make sure you control folder-level access via NTFS.
    I personally don't care who can see a folder - I care who can access it.
    Keep permissions on subfolders as simple as possible. If you have an
    accounting group, give them their own share and only allow the Accounting
    group to access it. Same with other departments.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Nov 14, 2004
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  5. Hi AAbry,

    In a default SBS install, users can only access their own folder (allthough
    they can see other folders). Is this the behaviour you see, or are the users
    folders accessible by anyone ?
     
    Les Connor [SBS Community Member], Nov 14, 2004
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