Windows Shares vs Netware Shares

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Paul, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    I am replacing my Netware server with Windows Server 2003. I am having
    trouble setting up the user shares so that each user doesn't see all the
    other user folders. So I have a root folder called USERS and all the user
    network folders go here. When they login, they see all the folders but
    obviously via security, they can only access their folder. They get an error
    when clicking on anyone elses folder. I want to have all the folders in one
    spot but each user should only see and have access to their folder. Is that
    done using DFS Namespaces, AD, or what?

    Paul, Jul 6, 2006
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  2. Danny Sanders, Jul 6, 2006
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  3. Paul

    Paul Guest

    It looks like what will fix this problem is Access Based Enumeration. It
    will only run on Windows Server 2003 which is a huge problem because I am
    running Windows Storage Server 2003. It would seem to be WAY more important
    for it to run on WSS since it's main purpose for existance is file sharing.
    Anyone know if ABE will be available for WSS or if there is a way around it
    like to install ABE on a regular server and then create a namespace? Any
    help is appreciated.


    Paul, Jul 6, 2006
  4. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Unfortunately it does not work on Windows Storage Server 2003. Ironic since
    WSS is specifically made for folder and file sharing. Looks like my only
    option is to unistall WSS and install regular Windows Server 2003. Microsoft
    take note...this is a bug.

    Paul, Jul 7, 2006
  5. Can you not use hidden shares? Our home folders are created on the server's
    Data volume (in our case, D:) under a Users folder. The sharename is the
    logon ID followed be $ - LogOnID$ - and we map to \\server\LogOnID$ as part
    of the logon script. This way, as long as securities are set correctly, no
    other user can see the hidden home folders of other users. This should work
    on ALL MS servers.
    I have a couple of scripts that I use to create the home shares with proper
    security setting. One creates them one at a time, for day to day new users,
    and the other asks for a file containing all the user logon IDs, parses the
    file, and creates the home folders. When we moved from Novell to MS
    servers, I was able to create 500+ home folders in about 3 minutes.

    Any questions, ask.
    Randy Reimers, Jul 7, 2006
  6. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Hi Randy...thanks for your reply.

    In addition to home folders, we have departments (Accounting, Marketing,
    Payroll, etc.) that get folders as well and I have not been able to figure
    out a way that when Sally from Payroll logs in, she gets only the Payroll
    folder and her user folder all in one mapped drive letter. This is how my
    Netware server works and now that I am migrating to Windows, I want the same
    feature and mapped drive letter so that it is transparent to the user. They
    should not know that anything even changed. And there are quite a few users
    who get say 7 folders depending on if they are management or not and some
    that only get 2 folders but it needs to be all in the same mapped drive
    letter. Is this possible without the Access Based Enumeration tool?

    Paul, Jul 7, 2006
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