Windows XP Access control via Security
Windows XP Professional offers (in addition to the User Access control in Network Sharing )
also the possibility to control access to file via Security :
|Security is NOT available on disks
drives / partitions, which are formatted
in either FAT or FAT32.
|On a disk drive / partition formatted in
NTFS, you can assign "Security",
you also can use other features of
the NTFS system :
- disk / file compressing
- disk Quota
|By default, members of the group
Administrators have "Full Control",
which includes all permissions.
|Members of other groups (like "Users")
have only limited access permission :
- they can read and execute files
- they can NOT create / modify / delete files.
Permissions defined for the disk / partition
are also valid for all folders on this disk :
the permissions are inherited.
|Be aware of the "strength" of
the "Deny" possibility :
it will override ANY "Allow"
permission defined for ANY
|Therefore, if you like to give access
only to some users, remove the ALL
access permissions for the group "Users"
|For the disk or the folder, which
should only be accessible for some
users, select the button "Add..."
|to make it easy, click on "Advanced"|
|Click on "Find Now",
then select the User or
User Group, for which
you are assigning the
|This copies the complete
username / groupname
(include the name of the
|This creates for the select
user / group the default
permissions (read / execute).
If required, grant now
additional permissions to
enable write and modify.
|If such a secured folder is inside a shared disk/folder, then
the folder will be visible via the network.
On trying to access the secured folder with a Username,
for which no security settings were defined, the system
will display the "Access