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Can you password protect folders in Win2k?

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Anonymous
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April 1, 2005 10:33:02 AM

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

I was wondering if it is possible to have a pop-up window prompt you for a
password whenever you try to access a folder on the network? Does Win2k
support this, or will I need to download some third-party software?

Thanks
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
April 1, 2005 3:22:55 PM

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

Windows 2000 does not natively do such. You can use share/ntfs permissions
to control user access to a share by configuring ntfs/share permissions with
the users or groups that you want to allow access and the level of access.
If a user does not have at least read access to a share, then the user will
not be able to access the share. It is best to put users into appropriate
groups and then assign permissions to the group - either local or domain
local groups. Of course users need to logon and logoff of their own assigned
user account to make this effective. The link below may help. --- Steve

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;301281
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=300691
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=301195

"ShadowTwilight" <ShadowTwilight@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I was wondering if it is possible to have a pop-up window prompt you for a
> password whenever you try to access a folder on the network? Does Win2k
> support this, or will I need to download some third-party software?
>
> Thanks
>
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