Shared Folder Permissions


Shared Folder Permissions

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Hello,

The 'psquared' folder of our Myriad computer that stores all the files is shared across the network so that our other computers can access the audiowall etc.

How can I set this folder to only be accessible by certain computers? Currently any computer on the network can access the folder, take copies of the contents or delete it all! (although it is backed up nightly it would be a drag to restore it all)

I’ve disabled ‘simple file sharing’ and had a poke around but can’t seem to work out how require a password or set which computers can access the folder.

Any ideas?

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Tom Morris
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I'm not sure if you can easily set up permissions based on MACHINES... the concept of Windows is based more on USERS... so a Domain Administrator can login to any machine, and be a network administrator etc.



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Another thought: it sounds like you have "full" permissions set up for the folder, which lets EVERYONE have *Full Control* (read, write, deleted...)



If you modified the permissions for EVERYONE to *read-only*, then network users wouldn't be able to screw things up (only the LOCAL users :-) ). You can still add specific users with full-control capability





Paul
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It's worth keeping in mind that Myriad needs read and write access to access both the Users Database and the Station Database. Also it periodically writes to a couple of files in the data location so that might be an issue.



The Audiowall should work ok with read only access but I'll admit it's been years since we tested it!

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paul.blitz (5/27/2009)
I'm not sure if you can easily set up permissions based on MACHINES... the concept of Windows is based more on USERS... so a Domain Administrator can login to any machine, and be a network administrator etc.





Indeed Windows works on user names - the workaround is that the 'machines' you want to access the files use different user names to log into Windows, than the ones which you don't want to access. Then set-up the permissions on the file share to match the users, or groups that you put the users in, to allow write access to the 'Myriad' user names, not the others.

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Myriad user since 1998, now custodian of dozens of Myriad,Autotrack, Powerlog and Scoop boxes of many different flavours.
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