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Password protecting files in Win2K

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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 16, 2004 5:55:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

I want to know if there is anyway to password protect
individual files in Win 2000. I have a file server and I
want to password protect my students folders without
having to come up with 100 different passwords.
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 17, 2004 6:49:15 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

There is not password protection per se. If the server is using ntfs file system
which can be seen in drive properties you can configure ntfs permissions on the
folder in properties/security. Ntfs permissions and share permissions work together
to restrict access. Share permissions are only in effect for network users while ntfs
permissions apply to all users. When there are both share and ntfs permissions, the
most restrictive of the two applies for network access. Note that any user with
administrator access to a computer can take ownership of a file/folder and grant
themselves access. The only sure way to protect a folder is to encrypt it contents.
Windows 2000 uses EFS file encryption but one should not use it until they know EFS
best practices including the concept of the Recovery Agent and how to backup the EFS
private keys as it is easy for a user to lose permanent access to their files. See
links below for more details on file permissions and EFS. --- Steve

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=300691
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;223316


"Pam" <pwillis@silsbee.k12.tx.us> wrote in message
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>I want to know if there is anyway to password protect
> individual files in Win 2000. I have a file server and I
> want to password protect my students folders without
> having to come up with 100 different passwords.
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
September 20, 2004 1:40:56 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

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Pam wrote:
| I want to know if there is anyway to password protect
| individual files in Win 2000. I have a file server and I
| want to password protect my students folders without
| having to come up with 100 different passwords.

We have 1240 students here and we manage file security by making them
users and letting windows do the rest. You can automate this process
quite easily and it doesn't take us too (lol) long to create the 250
students per year we need.

Can you get a list of your students in electronic format (or type one),
because with that you can bulk create the users. I've got a PERL script
which you can have which creates pseudo random passwords which you can
then apply to them.
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