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Windows 7: Shared folder permissions concern

24 Jan 2017   #1
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Windows 7
 
 
Shared folder permissions concern

Hi,

In my team we use Access database that is saved on shared drive - both the front end and back end. There is a VBA code inside the front end that makes a backup copy of back end every time when someone opens the database. VBA code also creates new folders so that the backups are sorted in folders named by dates.

I want to make sure that folder where the backups are is relatively secure. I tried to contact the administrator to set up the permissions for the backup folder so that users can't edit or delete files but unsuccessfully because then VBA code that could not have been executed.

What I need is that users have enough permissions so that the inside the backup folder the VBA script can 1) create a new folder (if necessary) 2) place a copy of a file (write permission) 3) replace a file (if necessary)
However, when user access that folder manually, user should not be able to make edits to the backup or delete backups, or eventually just not seeing that folder exists would probably do the job as well.

Any idea how to solve this? Challenging is that the administrators are very busy and I don't get to test with permissions, I need to make a precisely detailed request.

Thank you!


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24 Jan 2017   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The way I would look at solving this issue is to have a New user created at a slightly higher level access than your normal users and use a RunAs function for the higher level functionality used in the scripts, it may be that one of the standard Windows server groups - Backup-Operators would have the required built in rights but as with anything you will need to bring in the Administrators to set things up so could be set specifically to exactly meet your needs
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24 Jan 2017   #3
untitled2

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The way I would look at solving this issue is to have a New user created at a slightly higher level access than your normal users and use a RunAs function for the higher level functionality used in the scripts, it may be that one of the standard Windows server groups - Backup-Operators would have the required built in rights but as with anything you will need to bring in the Administrators to set things up so could be set specifically to exactly meet your needs
Thank you for your response. That option will not be possible because they won't be willing to create new users. Only option is to set the permissions in a way that provides reasonable security that users will not play around with a folder.
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24 Jan 2017   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

What triggers the script can it be modified? If you can script via schedule it could run as system another way would be to copy files to another PC or even FTP were you can control Access
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26 Jan 2017   #5
untitled2

Windows 7
 
 

It needs to go through the script, can't use scheduler.
Is anyone optimistic about simply setting the permissions right way and solve the problem that way?
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