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Server 2012 file server security - File access through software only?

Last response: in Business Computing
November 12, 2013 1:12:45 AM

I have just setup a server 2012 essentials R2 box as a test bed for my small business. Its running Essentials R2 as a VM on a Essentials R2 host. I have set it up to be the DC and DHCP server and joined a client.

My next task is to use it as a file server but I am not quite sure how to set it up. All the client interactions with the file server will be through client side software. I therefore do not want any access to the files apart from through the software.

I have looked at the ntfs permissions and there is a permission called "List Folder/Read Data" however I am unsure this will do what I want.

Is it possible to give access to the files but not allow access through the windows explorer / command line?
November 12, 2013 10:50:05 AM

What does your software require? A share? If you use a share, anyone with rights will be able to access it. You could hide the share to make it a little more difficult for them to be able to find it.

You'll want to add the File Server role in and configure shares through that though.

What are the software requirements to use a file share server?
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