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    Granting access to a share

    I need to grant permission for two users to access the same folder on the network server from local accounts on laptops. Both users are administrators on their laptops from where they will be connecting to the shared folder on the network server.

    Noone else should have access.

    Is there a way of doing this?

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    You can either map the drive for them and input a username and password + enable reconnect after logon ensuring the username and password is only on that drive with the correct permissions. i.e Domainname\usernameforthatdriveonly

    Or add the local user accounts to the share on the server then map the drives on the laptops i.e. Locallaptop\localusername (this last one might not work as im not able to test it right now)

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    I have something similar and use the first method that CHR1S described.

    Setup an account for the folder you want to share and only let that account have access to that folder then map a drive using that account (ticking reconnect).

    The only problem I have had with this is occasionally something goes wrong with the authentication and you have to retype the password but its no big deal.

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    Code:
    net use X: \\SERVER\SHARE /user:USER PASSWORD
    User & Password will be username and password setup on the server with the share.....

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    Thanks guys, I knew there must be a way, just couldn't figure out how. I will try that tomorrow when I'm back at the server.

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    OK have created an account on the server.
    The shared folder permissions have been set to that account.
    Have successfull connected via net use : on one of the laptops
    But cannot write to the share

    What have I done wrong?

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    Most probably the share is set to read only - I would not set the file permissions on the share, I would do it on the security for more control.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Most probably the share is set to read only - I would not set the file permissions on the share, I would do it on the security for more control.....
    Agreed, and check that inheritance is switched off

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    Your share permissions (not NTFS permissions) are probably wrong - these default to Everyone - Read Only by default - they should be Everyone - Full Control.

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    Everyone - Full Control? He doesn't want 'everyone' to access it.

    Set the DOMAIN\userforshare to 'Modify' rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Agreed, and check that inheritance is switched off
    Inheritance off -
    Security= full control
    Permissions? are set to full control and Read

    I had the security but not the permissions

    Thanks again, Edugeek members come to the rescue. I think that it's all working, must go check the other laptop now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Everyone - Full Control? He doesn't want 'everyone' to access it.

    Set the DOMAIN\userforshare to 'Modify' rights.
    Technically a 'everyone=full control" on the Share and then harsher permissions on the ntfs security would still do what he wanted.

    As the share would announce it can be edited and NTFS would refuse it.

    I'm not saying one way is better than another, but they'd both work

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