I am running windows server 2008. I have a user to which I need to set permission so that he can access only one particular folder and deny access to all other folder.How can i set the permission.

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    This question is being closed because we're not going to do your job for you. Mar 11, 2015 at 10:08
  • for example jail is your username icacls d:\ /deny jail:f then icacls d:\yourfolder /grant jail:f
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    Mar 8, 2023 at 4:39
  • And use powershell instead of cmd.cmd won't access the path.
    – 傅继晗
    Mar 8, 2023 at 7:09

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On NTFS volumes, you can set security permissions on files and folders. These permissions grant or deny access to the files and folders. You can view security permissions for files and folders by completing the following steps:

  1. In Windows Explorer, right-click the file or folder you want to work with.
  2. From the pop-up menu, select Properties, and then in the Properties dialog box click the Security tab.
  3. In the Name list box, select the user, contact, computer, or group whose permissions you want to view. If the permissions are dimmed, it means the permissions are inherited from a parent object.

Source: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727008.aspx

By default users have read permissions on files and folders and subfiles and -folders inherit those. What you normally want to do is to remove those from the D: drive and only grant permissions to specific groups like "Department A", "Department B", … to your folders. THen put your users into the respective groups. That way they will only have access to the folders you grant them access.

Denying access is something that is not considered a good way of configuring permissions. You may want to take the time and reorganize your permissions.

  • we have many users created in the server.In that one user(w2wconnect) needs to access only one folder which is in D: drive and restrict all other folders to him(w2wconnect).All other users can have full access to all drives and folders.
    – Kiran
    Mar 11, 2015 at 7:35
  • I want the permission settings in detail
    – Kiran
    Mar 11, 2015 at 7:35
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    @Kiran: No one here is going to do your work for you. The thing you can expect is that someone tries to explain the principles to you and it's your task to understand them and apply to your specific problem. If you expect more, you are wrong here.
    – Sven
    Mar 11, 2015 at 8:13
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    – Daniel
    Mar 11, 2015 at 9:27

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