Create secure home-shares for Windows 2000 and XP Pro

When setting up home-shares for your users, there's a time-saving way of setting permissions on those directories.

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When setting up home-shares for your users, there's a time-saving way of setting permissions on those directories.

Create a generic share for your home directories and set the NTFS permissions on that directory for "everyone to read" only. Now when you create a new user, under their home directory, select the drive letter you want it to be and under the UNC path put servernameshare "username".

The username will automatically create a directory under the share with permissions only to the administrator's group and the user themselves.

This was first published in June 2002

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