Basically the school has a shared folder called staffcommon, which only staff can access, and within the staffcommon shared folder there is another folder called sen, which has all the sen data stored in it.
Due to Data Protection I need to do the following:-
1) Audit which user is changing files/accessing the sen folder
2) Put a password on the folder or make it so that users have to enter their login credentials to access the sen folder everytime they try to access the folder.
Is it possible to do the above?
Last edited by pbaddhan; 19th May 2010 at 10:49 AM.
As far as I am aware, you can't password protect a folder...only a file. You can probably do it with some third party software.
Doing an audit trail on all the changes seems a bit over kill to me...I can't imagine many schools really doing that?
We have a SEN folder where only SEN staff have access via normal folder permissions. Why do they need to enter their credentials again? If when they leave their desk they know to lock their computer, there [I]should[I] never be a problem. If there was, it would be down to the individual member of staff.
Hope this is of some help.
As above, creat the folder remove all other permissions from the ACL and assign certain people only to have permission, don't forget to put the account used for backup on the ACL as well though or it will get missed from your backup.
It's not generally a good idea to audit big folders and such as it can hit performance a great deal. Like I said above - NTFS permissions is probably the best way to go on the SEN folder. If you are worried about computers left unlocked why not change the policy for all members of the SEN group so that it locks the machine after a minute of no activity.
pbaddhan (19th May 2010)
Sorry yeah that the usual way I do it too....my bad!
Thanks for the quick replies and the advice.
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