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Admin wants to share a directory with non-admin users

Q: Admin wants to share a directory with non-admin users

There is a user Dad with admin privileges on a Windows machine this is me There are other users kid and kid with no admin privileges my kids - I want to let kid and kid access the contents of a directory in my userspace C Users Dad In fact it's not users wants a directory share to non-admin Admin with at the top level let's say it's C Users Admin wants to share a directory with non-admin users Dad ownCloud photos because it is I want Admin wants to share a directory with non-admin users to let kid have read write access and kid read only access I navigated my way to C Users Dad ownCloud and then right-clicked on photos clicked on properties clicked on the sharing tab and did what looked like the sensible thing gave the kids the required access I then logged in as kid and attempted to find my way to C Users Dad ownCloud photos I got there -- but on the way I saw far too much -- kid can see a complete list of the names of all files and directories in D Users Dad not ideal and also names of all files and directories in C Users Dad ownCloud which is not acceptable because that is my entire life in the cloud Is this expected behaviour when sharing directories in Windows If not what did I do wrong If so then this is no good and I guess I need a workaround The problem is that I am not at all sure that I can move the directory because it part of a cloud storage service like Dropbox but a different company and as far as I know that directory ownCloud photos the one I want to share with my kids must be a subdirectory of ownCloud the one that I really don't want my kids to be able to view the contents of Also not a viable solution is re-organizing the directory structure of ownCloud i e putting photos at the top and everything else in another directory called quot not for kids quot or whatever -- the problem with that solution is that this directory ownCloud is shared by me on many machines and if I start changing things around then various scripts running on other machines would immediately fail -- the directory structure cannot be messed with I think I need to have most directory names in C Users Dad ownCloud not visible but the entire directory C Users Dad ownCloud photos visible I'm not worried whether the kids can access the directory directly or via some network share or anything -- I just don't want them to see the names of all files and directories in C Users Dad ownCloud In unix this would be easy to do because one has very fine control on who can see what one could remove read access from C Users Dad but still allow read access to subdirectories How does one do that in Windows PS Lol quot I'm having trouble sharing quot a clickable option on the Share window That sometimes applies to my kids -- nice to see that it applies to me today

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A: Admin wants to share a directory with non-admin users

NTFS Folder Permissions

I'm thinking if you create a symbolic link in C:\Users\Public you may be able to let the kids go directly to the shared folder. Perhaps then you can deny Traverse permission to block the parent folder. But I haven't done it myself.

Stoik Joker,who has the NTFS permissions page in the above link, is also a regular poster on You may be able to ask for clarifications there. And of course someone with SysAdmin type experience may chime in here.

If you succeed using external info please post the solution.
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So I have added NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE as a member of Buit-In administrators group and I have added Desktop Support Group as a member of NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE.
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I looked thru HELP, but I have only a single computer. I am not trying to interact with other computers, so I cant belong to a domain, workgroup or homegroup, because all these seem to involve multiple computers.
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A:Admin account stopped being admin even when admin is checked!

Should be easy, create a New Administrator account and give it permissions to use the software.
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A:admin$ share

Usually any share with a $ on it is a default admin share and is
limited to the local computers admin acount.
You probably need to change them to standard shares by unsharing
it and clicking apply,then share it again and apply.
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A:Accessing Deault Admin Share

Hi, 06graphite, and welcome to the forums.

I assume you went through the entire thread and tried all 2 (or 3) suggestions?
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A:of win7, admin rights, admin accounts, and real admin accounts

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Down load the program. Right click on icon go to properties>compatibility> change setting for users >privileges. Then select what you want.
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A:TEMPORARILY share a folder between admin/nonadmin accounts

Instead of using Explorer you can get more control with
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A:Drives won't map for users with Admin rights

There is a way but I believe you need to go into the group policy editor to do so. This procedure is for Vista but it should also work for Windows 7.

To change the elevation prompt behavior for administrators Click Start, click Accessories, click Run, type secpol.msc in the Open box, and then click OK.
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Prompt for consent (default setting for administrators)

Click OK.
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A:Allowing access to non-admin users

Hi sqlreid and welcome to Sevenforums!

There's this way: Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

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Some programs will do that.
I'm not sure why but Spotify does it.
There is quite a few topics asking very same question. For instance:

I found out that Google Chrome will do very same thing:!topic/chrome/umUC6G8mTkA
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Is that happening on an individual machine that many people share (under their own account each) or across many computers for each one? Are they using domain accounts or locally defined users?
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A:Deleting Users With Admin Privileges

Make copys of all the files you want to keep or use an admin account and pull the files onto the account you wish to keep then delete the old one. As long as you have a copy that you have privileges to on the account you are going to keep you should be fine, just make sure to keep a copy of all the files that you can get into.
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A:trying to get into my admin folder from users account

Hello Harley,

We will not help you bypass your mother's wishes. If you want this resolved, you will need to talk to her to allow you to.

Thread closed.

If you post anymore posts trying to circumvent your mother's Parental Control settings here, you will be permanently banned.
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Helloooooo??? Anybody out there?

I'd really appreciate any help you can offer me.

[UPDATE] incidentally, since writing this I have been able to install a couple of other small apps (but have also run into the same problem on a couple of others).

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Symptom: When trying to logon a computer using non administrator ID, you may receive this message: "You cannot log on because the logon method you are using is not allowed on this computer. Please see you network administrator for more details."
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Case 2: Group Policy' "Deny log on locally"  was setup to deny users or domain users. To setup allow users or domain users to logon the computer or domain locally, "Deny log on locally" should be empty or no users or domain users in the list. Please follow these steps to remove the users or domain users from the "Deny log on locally".
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Case 4:  The domain policy allows domain users to logon locally, but the local policy doesn't and the domain policy doesn't apply to the computer. The fix is running gpupdate to force to update the domain policy.
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There's an option switch in WU which allows standard users to install updates - it sounds as if it's not been correctly toggled. Check the GPs and see if you can find it in there somewhere.
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you need to access the all users folder (in the Documents and settings folder) and place the application shortcuts either on the desktop or in the start menu. with the shortcuts in that folder all users who log in will have access to them. You can also place different application shortcuts in each users profile so they only have access to them.
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Are you the admin? Did you set up the limited user account? Just want to make sure you didn't lock yourself out.
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I can appreciate your frustration, Russell. The learning curve from XP to 7 can be kinda steep. One of the issues many people first have is the increased security offered by Windows 7. As you said in your post about your XP machines, "They are all standalone PCs -- stable and they let me "in"." That was one of XP's major problems ... lots of malware was able to get in as well as the authorized user(s).

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There's a couple of ways to do this.

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2) You can deny the user access to the application or its folder(s)

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Hello milw0rm, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You could use the tutorial below to elevate your standard administrator account to have the same elevated rights as the built-in elevated Administrator account.

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User Account Control (UAC) - Elevate Privilege Level - Vista Forums

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A:[SOLVED] Limited access to D Drive for non-admin users

First setup Limited User accounts for any other users other then you. Then make your files or folders Private: How to make files and folders private in Windows XP so that only you have access to them
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Log into the administrator account. Go to user accounts in the control panel. Elevate your standard user account (your account name) to admistrator level whist you make the changes you want to make. Once everything is as you want it. Log off, log back on as administrator and return (your account name) to standard user again.
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A:Allowing limited users Admin priviliges problem

Well 21 hours ago your post.
TWO problems; allowing a limited user access to an admin folder
Who's computer is it.
Ask the administrator for help is my suggestion.
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A:C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\\nengine. dll

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Scan Date: 2/26/2015
Scan Time: 8:03:08 PM
Logfile: bites scan.txt
Administrator: Yes

Malware Database: v2015.02.26.02
Rootkit Database: v2015.02.25.01
License: Trial
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: admin

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 332982
Time Elapsed: 11 min, 4 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files: 3
PUP.Optional.MySearch.A, C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\qr44xpuw.default\user.js, Good: (), Bad: (user_pref("", "2XzuyEtN2Y1L1QzutAtDzzyD0AzytA0CyC0EtD0D0EyD0A0AtN0D0Tzu0SzzyCtBtN1L2XzutBtFtBtDtFzytFtBtN1L1CzutCyEtDtAtDyD1V1TtN1L1G1B1V1N2Y1L1Qzu2StDyByE0FyEyD0DtCtGyB0EtAtDtGyE0E0AyEtG0E0A0BtBtGyD0CtDtAyDzz0CyCtCtDtByB2QtN1M1F1B2Z1V1N2Y1L1Qzu2SyEtB0E0CzyzyyB0DtGtC0ByBtDtG0A0CtDyCtGtDzyyBtAtGtAzz0CyCtAtBtByEtDyD0B0B2Q"), Replaced,[fd0d68bb503a84b233f9f11d54b22ed2]
PUP.Optional.MySearch.A, C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\qr44xpuw.default\user.js, Good: (), Bad: (tD0D0EyD0A0AtN0D0Tzu0SzzyCtBtN1L2XzutBtFtBtDtFzytFtB), Replaced,[c64476ad47431e18ba72ff0fbf4709f7]
PUP.Optional.MySearch.A, C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\qr44xpuw.default\user.js, Good: (), Bad: (che.mtokenizing.time", 2250000);
user_pref("content.not), Replaced,[60aaef34ef9b47efc16b709e58ae857b]

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)
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A:Desktop Wallpaper doesn't show for non-admin users

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A:Remote admin users illegally created : Cool$/MCY$

Hi and welcome to the Security Forum.

Apologies for any delay in replying, but we have been rather busy lately.

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A:Admin Accounts saving on other users on Vista Ultimate

You are going to need to save it to a shared folder and then log out and into the other account, then you can move or copy the file from the shared folder to the current users Documents folder.

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A:Effective permissions suddenly admin for limited users


The only way i can think of going about it is going into the computer management console/local users and groups/groups and making sure in the admin and power user groups that none of the limited users have been added. If thats ok then its probably a good idea to scan your computer and find out if there is a virus or spyware present.

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A:How can I restrict local drive view from non Admin users?

You can simply remove drive access permission by editing the security properties of the drive. To do this follow the instructions.
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