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.
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:
- In Windows Explorer, right-click the file or folder you want to work with.
- From the pop-up menu, select Properties, and then in the Properties dialog box click the Security tab.
- 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.
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.