Disable Search Functionality.

Posted: 04-27-2007, 05:05 AM
Hi,

I have a folder which I want to be completely inaccessible by anyone but one
user. There are only two users on my system, one is only in the Guest group
and the other is an administrator. I disabled all functionality on this
folder for the Guest group through the security tab and it worked insofar as
the Guest user not being able to list, read, write, etc. However, when I use
the built in search functionality when logged in as the Guest, the Guest
user seems to still have list privileges. By that I mean I open Windows
search (windows+f) and search for a string which I know to exist in a file
in the folder and the search returns the file in the folder. Though the user
can't read, write to, or see the properties of the file they can still see
the name, which I do not want them to be able to do.

Is there a way to disable their ability to use the search to find files they
have no privileges on or alternatively a way to disable search functionality
for certain users. I've been through secpol.msc and gpedit and haven't found
anything.

Thanks

Disable Search Functionality.


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Re: Disable Search Functionality.
Posted: 04-27-2007, 02:27 PM
So you should remove "list" if you really want to protect this content that
much. Sounds like you could have gotten the content in the index already so
maybe you should rebuild the index, just to be safe. I would also go the
added length of opening the indexing option and explude the folder from the
index specifically. to do this use the "indexing options" control panel
applet.


josh
http://windowsconnected.com


"Gerry Jackson" <faceoftheearth@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:0CA1E143-EAC2-4076-9852-F211C95B8C3B@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I have a folder which I want to be completely inaccessible by anyone but
> one user. There are only two users on my system, one is only in the Guest
> group and the other is an administrator. I disabled all functionality on
> this folder for the Guest group through the security tab and it worked
> insofar as the Guest user not being able to list, read, write, etc.
> However, when I use the built in search functionality when logged in as
> the Guest, the Guest user seems to still have list privileges. By that I
> mean I open Windows search (windows+f) and search for a string which I
> know to exist in a file in the folder and the search returns the file in
> the folder. Though the user can't read, write to, or see the properties of
> the file they can still see the name, which I do not want them to be able
> to do.
>
> Is there a way to disable their ability to use the search to find files
> they have no privileges on or alternatively a way to disable search
> functionality for certain users. I've been through secpol.msc and gpedit
> and haven't found anything.
>
> Thanks
>
 
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