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Windows Security - Setting NTSF File Permissions

Restricting access to specific folders on a Windows server is a function of NTFS permissions.


I suggest that when you set up your users you also place them into security groups.


To restrict access to a folder to a specific user or a group of users you just need to do the following:


Right click on the directory you wan to add permissions to and select properties




Go to the Security Tab

Press the "Edit" Button




Press the "Add" button




Enter in a user's username or the name of a group and press OK




With the user or group highlighted modify the permission as in the screen below

Note permissions are additive. In other words if a user is in multiple groups and has read permissions in the one group and read and write in the other group then that user has read/write permissions. The only exception to this is where they may also be in a third group which is ticked "Deny". If this was the case then "Deny" wins and the user will not have that access.



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