DFS uses the same permissions set as Microsoft Windows. DFS Permissions can ONLY be set though the windows client. They cannot be set though Secure FX or by using any other clients.
- Full Control - Granting this permission will give all access to the folder including administrative privileges.
- Modify - Granting this permission will give the ability to edit files.
- Read & Execute - Granting this permission will give the ability to run programs and scripts.
- List Folder Contents - Granting this permission will give the ability to browse though the folder and subfolders.
- Read - Granting this permission will give the ability to read files.
- Write - Granting this permission will give the ability to make and delete files and folders.
In Windows a folder or file can have a list of user and group permissions associated with it. An administrator of the folder or file can add to the list, remove from the list, and change the permissions associated with each user or group in the list. If you are not an administrator of that space you can contact the helpdesk with any permission change requests.
Please note: Any permission changes you make to a folder will propagate to all files and folders within the main folder. Any folders you create within the main folder will also have the new permissions.
- Find the folder you wish to change and Right Click on it. From the resulting menu select Properties.
- Switch to the Security Tab.
- [Add To Permissions List] To add a user or group to the permission list click on the Add Button.
- [Add To Permissions List] In the resulting window enter in the user or group and hit Ok.
- If you get a Name Not Found box you entered an invalid username or group. For more information on users and groups see the section below.
- [Add To Permissions List] You will need to edit the permissions of the newly added user or group.
- [Remove From Permissions list] To remove a user or group from the permissions list highlight the name you wish to remove under Group or user names and hit the Remove button.
- [Edit Permissions] To edit the permissions of a user or group highlight the name you wish to edit under Group or user names.
- [Edit Permissions] In the lower portion of the screen you should see a group of checkboxes. These are the current permissions for the highlighted user or group.
- [Edit Permissions] To add a permission check the box under Allow next to the permission name. To remove uncheck the box under Allow next to the permission name.
- WARNING: It is not recommended that you use the Deny checkboxes unless you know what you are doing since it can have unintended effects. Simply unchecking the Allow checkbox will remove the user from that particular permission on the folder.
- When you are finished making changes hit the Apply button and then the Ok button.
Users and Groups
DFS uses the same users and groups that Active Directory and Exchange use. This includes all Rose-Hulman users and groups created for classes and campus departments. In many cases it is better to add group permissions such as if you are making a folder that needs to be accessible by a class or department.
Searching for Users and Groups
- When in the Add menu described in previous section click on Advanced.
- Click on Objects Types tab and make sure Users and Groups are checked.
- Click on the Locations tab and make sure rose-hulman.edu is selected.
- In the Common Query box and under the Name section make sure Starts With is selected.
- In the text field enter what you wish to search for. DFS can search by Full Name or E-Mail address.
- TIP: If you are unsure of the name enter only the first few letters of what you think it might be. DFS can only search for objects that starts with what you type.
- Hit the Find Now button. If the result which you wish to use comes up click on it and hit Ok.