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    Secure Folder

    W2k3 Server just used as file server really.

    2 logons - pupils and staff.

    pupils work in pupils shared folders
    staff files in staff shared folder.

    All computers have logons pupil and staff - domain has same two users setup and same passwords.

    New head would like a teacher (not staff which includes parent helpers etc) only accessible folder.

    So I'm looking for some method of having a shared folder that asks for authorisation each session.

    Any ideas or will I be forced to create a new teacher user on all my machines.

    Or worse still - will I have do things properly now!!!!

    (Please stop smirking at the back :P )
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    Re: Secure Folder

    Do it properly.

    1. Run a domain.
    2. You can keep your generic pupil login, but you need to make a login for each member of staff. Leave the teacher login incase of forgetfulness or new staff.
    3. Give each teacher a seperate my documents with folder redirection.
    4. You can keep the old shared teacher area, just set it up so that they can all access it and give them a desktop shortcut or something.

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    Re: Secure Folder

    Just to clarify following Geoff's post.

    I don't need each teacher to have a secure area.

    I'd like a secure area for all teachers. (for SEN Assesments etc)

    Pref without having to make them join the domain or creating a matching domain/ client computer logon.

    I just want the system to ask for authorisation when they access the teacher only shared area from a shortcut on the desktop to prevent non-teachers from reading the files.

    regards
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    Re: Secure Folder

    A w2k3 server is not designed to be used in that way.

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    Re: Secure Folder

    A w2k3 server is not designed to be used in that way.
    Well someones got to push the boundaries. :P


    Si

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    Re: Secure Folder

    well, vista supports passworded folders!!!!

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    Re: Secure Folder

    I read that MS had taken that 'feature' out?

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    Re: Secure Folder

    Can you not create a shared folder on the server that only has rights to be accessed by administrators and another new local user that you create.

    Then give them a shortcut that uses runas to access this shread folder this will prompt them for the password for the user that you've set?

    Ben

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    Re: Secure Folder

    my version of vista (RC1) supports passworded folders

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    Re: Secure Folder

    @stewart
    vista supports passworded folders
    Jam tomorrow as usual

    @plexer
    I'll give that a go

    regards

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    Re: Secure Folder

    I've set up user teachers.
    Created shared folder \\school_serv\teachers - only users teachers/admins have access.

    I've got this to run as a shortcut on the desktop
    Code:
    %windir%\system32\runas.exe /user:teachers@school.local /netonly cmd.exe
    to prove that it asks for password and then executes something.

    but I can't work out the syntax to use it to open up the folder \\school_serv\teachers.

    Any ideas please?

    regards

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    Re: Secure Folder

    Code:
    %windir%\system32\runas.exe /user:teachers@school.local /netonly explorer \\school_serv\teachers
    Should do the trick (Although I havn't tested it)

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    Re: Secure Folder

    No that won't. Explorer can't be used directly through runas. It probably thinks you're trying to run as secondary shell.

    Have to use internet explorer executable instead.
    Code:
    %windir%\system32\runas.exe /user:teachers@school.local /netonly "C:\program files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe \\school_serv\teachers"
    Don't forget the quotes.

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    Re: Secure Folder

    Passworded folders will not be available in the final professional edition of Vista I read. This was because major business did not want users creating a password protected directory where all kinds of crap could be installed. I also expect it will be removable via GP if left in and any NM worth his salt will have it disabled straight away.

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    Re: Secure Folder

    Well, I was nearly right :P

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