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We have some directories on one of our servers that are shared, however, they need to be locked down to an extent that they cannot be accessed by logging on as a local user or administrator or by using the \\server\C$... line.

There are only going to be a select few users that need access to these folders.

Ive read bits about a .htaccess file, however, unable to get it to work.

Help much appreciated!

EDIT: the server that will store the folders is a Windows Server 2008

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closed as not a real question by MDMarra, Tim Brigham, voretaq7 Jul 26 '12 at 19:23

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More information is going to be needed. You mention .htaccess, is this apache? Are the shares web directories? or what exactly are the shares? – Somantra Jul 16 '12 at 15:59
Hi,The server is a Windows server 2008, and the shares are basic shares on the drives on the server. – Adam Jul 16 '12 at 16:01
Just for clarification: You want to restrict access to the windows shares on the server. Not to a IIS Website. – Marcel Janus Jul 16 '12 at 16:05
This is a for real question ? – Iain Jul 16 '12 at 16:30
Um. Isn't .htaccess for Apache web servers? – tombull89 Jul 16 '12 at 17:25

.htaccess has nothing whatsoever to do with Windows File Permissions.

You need to read up on NTFS File & Share (These are different) permissions. That said, attempting to restrict domain and local administrators is fundamentally a lost cause as these can always be overridden.

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If the files only need to be accessed by a single user, then encryption might be an option that cannot be worked around so long as the administrator doesn't install keyboard logger. – Zoredache Jul 16 '12 at 16:52

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