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    Drop Folders

    Hi,

    I am currently trying to set up a Drop folders on a student shared drive which they can access from home. I basically want to see up folders which acts like a post box system with the students. They can only put files in there, once they have done this they cannot read/write/delete theirs or any other files.

    I have looked what feels like everywhere to find the permissions to do this and am yet to find anywhere that can solve my problem. The share is on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

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    Give this a read: VB script for creating student drop boxes - Blogs - EduGeek.net

    I was asked to do pretty much the thing same over the summer. I hope this helps.

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    Thanks for the response. Will have a go with this one

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    Create a shared drive, set NTFS permissions on folder only , files they enter lose permission as soon as it is entered.

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    Thanks, will give that a go and let you know how I get on.

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    So far for students if I 'Allow':

    List Folder Creation
    Write

    Students can copy work into the folder but it still displays an empty folder. Is there a way of students being able to see their work in the folder but not be able to read and execute or delete?

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    They should be able to see all work in the folder, but not open or touch any of it.

    You may need to make folders for each student and grant only them perms on the folder if you want them to open their own work.

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    Thats what I cant figure out, as administrator I can see all the work in the folder but as a student they can copy and paste things in but still see an empty folder.

    I dont mind if students see other students files are in there but do not want them to be open/read them etc.

    I tried the permissions for a folder specific to the student but still no joy. Any other ideas?

    Thank you for your help

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    You basically have two options for reading and listing:

    Traverse folder / execute file
    List folder / read data

    Traverse folder will allow you to navigate top level folders down to a file you have read access to. It will not show you files or folders along the way you do not have read to. List folder will give you full read. If students can list and see the files then they're going to have read.

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