2003 File Permissions - Read Only

Microsoft Windows server 2003 enterprise
August 24, 2010 at 02:06:44
Specs: Windows 2003, Xeon/4GB
Hi there,

I'm trying to create a folder that will allow users to create files but once those files are created they will not be able to delete or edit them. I've tried the various combinations of permissions and the best I can do is get all existing files to be read only but any new files are still editable. Can anyone suggest a config that works or any other method. Many thanks

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August 25, 2010 at 08:59:40
You have to use two folders for this.

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August 26, 2010 at 05:17:34
would you mind elaborating - why two folders in this case? Many thanks

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August 26, 2010 at 10:24:13

There are NO need to create 2 folders for this.

What you need to do is:
1. create a folder
2. share the folder make sure give full permission to everyone.
3. click on the security tab, add the user that you would like to give access to the folder.
4. Click on the Advanced Botton
5. Highlight the user that you just add and click on Edit
6. The permission screen open up.
7. select the permission that you want to assign to the "USER" when you're done.
8. select the Apply these permission to objects ..... Click OK
9. Click OK. OK, OK
10. Test it.

Good Luck.

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August 26, 2010 at 11:09:18
Yamatrix you say you don't need two folders yet you do not post the permissions you say will achive the objective of aphrek.

You can not grant modify rights which allow you to create and edit then deny the ability to delete or edit on the same folder.

First issue you run into with no delete right is anytime you open and close a file you are left with the temp file. These build with each opening of the file. Messy.

How we handle this is with two folders. One allows then to create and edit the file. They then copy the file to a subfolder they have limited permission to.

Limited permisions are;
list folder/read data
create files/write data

You of course deny inheritance from the primary folder to the subfolder.

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August 26, 2010 at 12:07:18

your method kinda little bit confusing, can you give us an example? At least yamatrix show his point. Can we see some of your?


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August 26, 2010 at 12:38:54
folder1 - all permissions except full control
subfolder - users are listed with
list folder/read data
create files/write data
aphrek would be listed with all permissions

Does that make sense netsecurity?

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