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Is it possible to allow an app to modify files on a Win2k server without also allowing user access t

Is it possible to set permissions so that an application (Microsoft Access) can modify files on a Windows 2000 Server (set up as domain controller), but in such a way that the user cannot go in with Windows Explorer to mess with the file? Thanks for your time & expertise.

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Kludges are possible, but nothing that is bulletproof. To quote an old saying that I never understood, until now: "You can't have your cake and eat it, too." The real problem is that Windows Explorer and the application are both running in the user's security context, which controls the user's access to the file.

This was first published in September 2002

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