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Hello,

I need to allow access to mapped folders and drive letters to certain people. I was wondering if there was a way to setup passwords to block people from mapping a drive or a folder? Because as you know to map a drive or letter you have to share it. But if I do this, that means anyone that knows how to map a network drive will be able to access the whole drive and its folders by mapping another letter. Can someone please help me out?

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You can setup passwords on any shared resource, obviously if you share an entire drive for everyone, restricting a folder below it to one person is a problem. Perhaps if you describe how the shared resources are setup and what you want to accomplish, it would help.
 

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Im trying to run kind of a small application server off my computer. I partitioned 30GB to a G: drive, and I want certain people within my workgroup to have access to the whole drive, but other people to have access to just a couple of folders within that drive. One idea I thinking of is not sharing the drive, and for the people with full access just map more network drives to each of the folders within the drive. But that could start becoming a pain if I have to add more and more files onto the networked G: drive.

Under the security tab I tried to Add users to be able to control permissions, but it doesnt let me change the location so I can see other computers under my workgroup. The default location it has there is my computer name, and it doesnt allow me to change it. I cant seem to figure it out. If you have any ideas just let me know.

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What you're describing is the reason Network Operating Systems were invented.

What kind of OS are you using for the machine that you want everyone to connect to?

Off hand, I would say if you're using XP Pro you may be able to do what you're talking about if the drive is NTFS however, you may need to actually implement the real deal - a Server with Windows 2000 Server as a Domain Controller. Your users log in and get authenticated and get permissions based on who they are.

On your server, you could share the whole drive to everyone and then use NTFS permissions to restrict directories you don't want full access to.
 
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