Thursday, July 19, 2012 1:28 PM
We have windows small business server 2011. I want to restrict all our staff from being able to delete folders and files. I have gone into the security tab and unticked the delete folder and files for those users but they now cannot modify documents in the folder. Our IT company says that when you modify a document it deletes the original and puts the new one in its place, which I understand. But I have a problem with this, what is the point of the modify option, if the delete doesn't let you modify, and I assume the modify won't let you delete. They do the same thing do they not?
Friday, July 20, 2012 2:50 PM
That did work as expected for me. Did you do the following?
- Go to the folder's property, Security tab, click Advanced
- On the Permissions tab, click the Change Permissions button
- Select the user or group you want to remove the rights from, click Edit
- Uncheck the options Delete and then Delete subfolders and files
After doing that I could still open a file, edit, save, close without any problems. Tried to delete it and got access denied.
Saturday, July 21, 2012 7:20 AMModerator
This is how Office files work.
Let's use a Word (.DOC) file as an example. When opening a DOC file, it create a temp file for editing. As you do not allow users to delete file, the temp file will not able to be deleted when the DOC file is closed, which locked the DOC file --- as Word think it is still open.
A workaround is to allow users from deleting new created files with deny delete exists files (give create owner Delete permission so temp file could be deleted when closing a DOC file).
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