Windows 2000 Server and shared folder with a protected sub-folder

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Paul McIlfatrick

At my wife's work they have Windows 2000 Workstation PCs working to a
Windows 2000 Server (PCs and Server are in the same workgroup).

I have created a shared folder on the Windows 2000 Server which all the
Windows 2000 Workstation PCs can access and they are able to read and update
the documents in that folder. Also in that shared folder I have created a
protected folder which I have set up with Server's Administrator and one
other user having full control access.


Is there a way to configure Windows 2000 Server so that when a user tries to
access the protected sub-folder within the shared folder a username/password
window will open rather than the "Access denied" message?


I have tried various options in the shared folder settings but cannot get a
username/password window to open and Googling hasn't turned up anything.

Would there a policy option available in Windows 2000 Server Group Policy
that would enable what I want?


Thanks


Paul McIlfatrick
 
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Meinolf Weber

Hello Paul,

You will not find it in GPO. Maybe there is a 3rd party tool or you can try
posting in the scripting NG, if somebody can help you. But why should a user
that does not have access be prompted for username and password? He/she will
have no access.


Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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Paul McIlfatrick

You will not find it in GPO. Maybe there is a 3rd party tool or you can
try posting in the scripting NG, if somebody can help you. But why should
a user that does not have access be prompted for username and password?
He/she will have no access.
The prompting for username/password is to allow certain people that know the
username and password to access the sub-folder.


Paul
 

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