Security from a client pc

February 20, 2009 at 11:43:06
Specs: server 2003
Users without admin. authority can see data on the server by typing \\server on their My Computer line on the client machines. How do I prevent that ? Please help...I'm new to this. Client machines are XP Pro. Server is MS Server 2003 R2.

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February 20, 2009 at 13:54:28
NTFS permissions are probably going to be your answer.

are your users and computers part of a domain?

right click the folder(s) to which you're interested in restricting access, choose Properties, and click the Security tab. Most folders, by default, grant "Everyone," "Users," or "Domain Users" permission to Read and Execute things in those folders. If you remove this permission, people who shouldn't have access won't have it.

careful playing with permissions, though, if there is a service account that an application depends on and it is functioning based on these permissions, removing access may cause the application to cease functionality.

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February 20, 2009 at 14:57:43
Thank you so much for your quick response!
Yes, the clients are part of the Domain and the server is the Domain server and is the only server on the domain. We are copying Favorites, My Documents, and Desktop of each client to a virtual disk (X disk) on the server in our initial setup going from no network to a network being set up. We will then put the data into a personal workspace (Z disk) on the server for them when we move the clients to the net. Would it be possible to prevent a client machine from viewing a particular virtual disk (X) when they type in \\server in their My Documents or should we get into Permissions as you suggest? I'm an old mainframe! what an experience this stuff is........
Appreciate your time and effort in helping us on this problem.

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