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    Hello friends,

    We are running work group environment in office. How can i set a shared hard drive so that a specific work group can access this drive, plus this work group's members can write once on shared drive but can't edit or delete their own data.

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by Atiq; 30th September 2013, 09:43.

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    Re: work group shared drive permissions

    If it is a workgroup, the only thing you can do is to create local user accounts (on the server with the shared drive) then, ideally, add them to a group (again local to the server)

    Set open shared permissions (Everyone FC will be fine) then use NTFS permissions to fine tune access

    Your permissions will be hard to do - in general if you give READ and WRITE, but not MODIFY, permissions, people cannot delete, but to not allow them to edit is harder (especially as their default CREATOR OWNER permission allows them full control of "their" files.

    However, if you don't give them the LIST FOLDER CONTENTS permission they should not be able to see the file, therefore this may stop them editing it (combine with e.g. no recent files in Word/Excel)

    Also note that many programs, including Word and Excel, rely on temporary files to save properly, so may need delete permission to clear them up - test carefully before letting your users lose on the server.
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