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    Office 2k3 "Insert Image from File" and "Mail Merge" prob

    OK heres the score

    Over summer I created an MST for Office 2003, using the ORK, to force users to their Home Drive when saving/opening files, etc
    I spent ages going through every option I could find and forcing it to Drive H: so that they cannot view the rest of the UNC path - just the drive letter.

    However, today I got a report that kids are yet again accessing others files.

    The way they are doing it is to Insert a Picture from file or in the Mail Merge Wizard.. there are probably more but I havent found them all yet

    This happens in all Office 2003 Products

    Has anyone else encountered this?
    And more importantly - is there a fix??

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    Re: Office 2k3 "Insert Image from File" and "Mail Merge" prob

    What else are they getting into exactly?

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    Re: Office 2k3 "Insert Image from File" and "Mail Merge" prob

    Ok setup is:

    Home Drive = H:
    UNC path = \\server\home$\year xx\username

    Used the ORK and CHROOT'd them all to H:\ - worked fine till today when I noticed one of the little darlings with the following in the dropdown box:

    "Network Places\server\home$\year xx\username"

    Logged on as a test user and went to insert - picture - from file - and on the dialog box clicked "up" - I went from the home folder to year xx - where I could then browse AND modify any other users work
    went up to home$ - into another year group - and did the same again to another user

    Will try get a screenshot of the problem tomorrow if i can

    This is a serious problem and I think i'll need to speak to M$ tomorrow about it

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    Re: Office 2k3 "Insert Image from File" and "Mail Merge" prob

    The permissions should be set so that only a given user, the SYSTEM account and Domain Admins can access a folder.

    Seeing someone else's folders is not too bad if the student can't get into it.

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    Re: Office 2k3 "Insert Image from File" and "Mail Merge" prob

    That's how its setup on my system - but will double check though...

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    Re: Office 2k3 "Insert Image from File" and "Mail Merge" prob

    Make sure that Everyone isn't listed as having full rights over the folder tree.

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    Re: Office 2k3 "Insert Image from File" and "Mail Merge" prob

    There must be any issue with your permissions somewhere as I have a similar setup and they cant get to any of that stuff.



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