One of the staff came and asked me about the abilty to lock a PDF file so only one person can read it at a time from a network share.
It's considered a book so we can only have one copy open at a time .... can anyone make a suggestion as to the best way to do that
from a win 2003 server shared folder? I can get the file on to the server OK but what's the best way to share it and then so only one
person can look at it at a time .... out of 5 people. Thanks .....
You can use the option "limit the number of concurrent user to". By default it's 20, you can set it to 1 and check.
Please also check the below Microsoft KB article.
Limit the Number of Users of a Shared Folder
- เสนอเป็นคำตอบโดย Santosh BhandarkarMicrosoft community contributor, Moderator 14 มิถุนายน 2555 5:44
Having never been asked to limit concurrent connections on a share I tested this out as well.
I used 2008 R2 in with a root level share, set the users limit to "1" and tried to open a .txt doc in that folder from 2 Win 7 Pro Workstations on 2 separate domain user accounts.
I was also presented no restriction and both were granted access to the file.