Password Protect A Folder

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by john doe, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. john doe

    john doe Guest

    Maybe someone can help me out.
    We have a user who needs to have one
    of his folders password protected on
    our sbs2003 system. The folder is under
    his user name.
    There are two people who get on his
    computer also during the day.
    Is there any way that we can password
    protect his folder on sbs so that it will
    ask for a password when someone tries
    to open the folder? That way the other
    two guys can't look at his files.
    Please advise.
    john doe, Sep 18, 2007
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  2. john doe

    Claus Guest

    And why doesn't the user log off and have the other 2 user log in under
    their credentials?
    Claus, Sep 18, 2007
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  3. Are these 3 users all using the same account to log in? Normally, each user
    would have his/her own account, profile, and password. You could then set
    the NTFS permissions on certain folders so that the contents are available
    only to the appropriate individuals.

    IMO the correct fix for this is to give each user his/her own login
    credentials, then set the appropriate permissions on shared resources.
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Sep 18, 2007
  4. No -that isn't the way security works in NTFS. Your users need to be trained
    to log out if others need to use their computer.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 18, 2007
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