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Bob Hess
07-09-2005, 10:52 PM
Is there a way to secure a network folder where the user can read and execute
but not copy or save the data somewhere else?
Server 2003 with XP clients
Thanks,
Bob

Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 10:52 PM
Bob Hess wrote:

> Is there a way to secure a network folder where the user can read
> and execute but not copy or save the data somewhere else?
> Server 2003 with XP clients
Hi,

Sorry, not possible. If you can read the files in a folder, you
can copy them as well.


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torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx

Matt Gibson
07-09-2005, 10:52 PM
> Sorry, not possible. If you can read the files in a folder, you
> can copy them as well.

And just to be explicitly clear here, this is not a Windows catch...this is
a catch with ANY operating system on the market currently (that I know of).
Theroretically, it could be done (wouldn't be 100% safe, but it would be
better than nothing).

Matt Gibson - GSEC

Bob Hess
07-09-2005, 10:52 PM
Thanks! I was afraid of that.

"Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" wrote:

> Bob Hess wrote:
>
> > Is there a way to secure a network folder where the user can read
> > and execute but not copy or save the data somewhere else?
> > Server 2003 with XP clients
> Hi,
>
> Sorry, not possible. If you can read the files in a folder, you
> can copy them as well.
>
>
> --
> torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
> Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
> the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx
>

Bigbruva
07-09-2005, 10:52 PM
I don't know the scale of your requirement but it is possible to protect
data in the manner you describe using Windows Right Management Services
(RMS).
This is not a free service so Torgeir and Matt are right for an "out of the
box" Windows Server there is no way to do this, but if your requirement is
serious you should take a look at the information at the following site as
RMS could be just what you need.

http://www.microsoft.com/rms

I hope that helps, let us know how you get on.

BB

"Bob Hess" <BobHess@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:92185041-1850-4AC7-B4E6-D7FFA54A0188@microsoft.com...
> Thanks! I was afraid of that.
>
> "Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" wrote:
>
>> Bob Hess wrote:
>>
>> > Is there a way to secure a network folder where the user can read
>> > and execute but not copy or save the data somewhere else?
>> > Server 2003 with XP clients
>> Hi,
>>
>> Sorry, not possible. If you can read the files in a folder, you
>> can copy them as well.
>>
>>
>> --
>> torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
>> Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
>> the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx
>>


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