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I'm new to server support; spending most of my time in desktop support.

I've been given a request to add read-only access to a list of subfolders on a Windows 2003 Server. Rather than adding the user into the security tab of each folder, is there a wizard or script I could use where I specify: user/folder/permissions, and click OK?

This would save a lot of time.

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Go to Start -> Programs -> Administrative Tools -> Manage your server

Second Tab: File Server

Add Shared Folders -> Next -> Assign Folder Path -> Share Name as you want, Description -> Choose Permissions as your required OR fourth Option Use Custom share and folder permission -> Finish.

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Oh, I meant a specific subset of the subfolders available, not all subfolders. Or even totally different folders. A GUI would come in handy. It wouldn't be a difficult application to build for a developer would it? – Steve Jan 18 '11 at 7:31
You can share any folder, browse that folder in wizard which one you want to share... Give it a try and let me know if any trouble. – Ankur Dholakiya Jan 18 '11 at 8:00
Does it work on multiple folder, which is what I am seeking. I can easily right-click on a folder in Windows Explorer and assign permissions faster than using the wizard. – Steve Jan 19 '11 at 2:27

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