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Second Internal Drive Permissions to Block Other Users

  1. #11


    Posts : 39
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    Well, I have it working. But now I want to share the drive with mapped network. Although I add the standard user under permissions for the mapped drive, the standard user has no access. My guess is this has something to do with the settings on the security tab, but I am not sure. maybe if the standard user is not listed under security, even if I add it to the permissions under the sharing, it does not work.

    Any ideas?

    Mike
    Last edited by rinconmike; 05 Jul 2014 at 09:40.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 39
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    One work around, but not sure if a good idea or not is to go into the Computer Management/Local Users, add another user that I can use for mapped drives.

    So I now have "standarduser" and "standarduser2" where "standarduser" has a profile and "standarduser2" is just a username added in the Computer Management.

    Now under security tab, I deleted Users and Authenticate Users and did not add in "standarduser" but I did add in "standarduser2" for full control. Then under sharing, I add in "standarduser2" and give permissions I want to (most cases read only and some full). Now under the "standarduser" profile when logged in, I map the network drive but choose use different credentials and use the "standarduser2".

    Previous to this new computer, I had one acting as a server and another that the standard user would use. I figured I could get away with one computer that can act as the server under one lohin and allow the "standarduser" to use it under another.

    Any better ideas?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    That's certainly a creative workaround.

    Have you already tried setting advanced sharing settings for the drive to add the users you want to see if they are able to access the folder in their Networks folder, and/or map the shared folder?

    (option two)
    File Sharing - "Share with" & "Stop Sharing" in Windows 8
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  4. #14


    Posts : 39
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    Yes. I have set the permissions under advance sharing. Even if the standard user is there, it has no access. My guess because the user is not under security.
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  5. #15


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, the user would need be under security permissions as well.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 39
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    thanks. so I I want to block the standard user from accessing the drive I need to remove Users and Authenticated Users. And if I then want to give access to certain areas of the drive via mapped drive, I need to do my work around. I guess I can just change permissions to other subfolders too instead but I still need to map drives for other computers so my work around may be easier.

    Another question. I have another external drive I have been playing with and for that drive, I went ahead and change the security for the entire drive instead of folders. Now, When I go to add back in a user for the entire drive, I get an error on failed to enumerate the recyclebin and system volume. I just hit continue. Is that an issue. Hindsight I should have stuck with what I did on the first drive and just do the top folders and not the whole drive like suggested earlier in the thread.

    1. Is this an issue on the failed to enumerate?
    2. Anyway to get the drive back to default without formatting it first?

    thanks again.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Another option to block a user is to add them, and check "Deny" for everything.

    The failed to enumerate was for it not be able to change the permissions for the recyclebin and system volume. Test to be sure, but it shouldn't matter for them.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 39
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Another option to block a user is to add them, and check "Deny" for everything.

    The failed to enumerate was for it not be able to change the permissions for the recyclebin and system volume. Test to be sure, but it shouldn't matter for them.
    Thanks. I will try the deny.

    How do I test the the recyclebin and system volume? Those were the only two items it failed to enumerate. From what I see, the only permissions they should have is system, which they have.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Basically just seeing if the user has access or not for what you set on the drive.
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