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On a Windows 2003 server, I need to provide access to a subfolder of the central "project share". The main project folders should not be accessible, preferably hidden, because this access is granted for a freelancer.

Which minimal permissions can be applied to make this possible?

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You may want to have a look at the Access Based Enumeration component of Windows 2k3 server ( ), which will hide the folders you don't have access to.

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+1, this has to be simultaneously one of the most awesome and also one of the least known features of Windows Server. – ThatGraemeGuy Apr 20 '10 at 15:40
But don't forget that with ABE enabled, there will be an additional load applied to your fileserver, as everytime a user will list a folder, each files and subfolder's permissions will be checked, whereas without ABE these permissions will be checked only when your user tries to access them. – Florent Courtay Apr 20 '10 at 15:48

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