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Microsoft KB Archive/104198

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SFM: Macintosh Locked Folders Are Not Completely Secure

Article ID: 104198

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1

This article was previously published under Q104198


After you either set the Read-Only file attribute or "lock" a folder from a Macintosh computer on a Services for Macintosh (SFM) shared subdirectory, you cannot drag files or folders from the same SFM volume to the locked folder. However, you can copy any other file from any other subdirectory (folder) on the SFM server, copy files from a different SFM server, or copy files from the local Macintosh hard drive to the locked folder.


To approximate a locked folder using SFM on a Windows NT Advanced Server computer, set the NTFS permissions for the desired subdirectory (folder) to Read-Only.

For more information on setting permissions on SFM volumes, please refer to the Windows NT Advanced Server Services for Macintosh guide.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. This problem was corrected in the latest U.S. Service Pack for Windows NT and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. For information on obtaining the Service Pack, query on the following word in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (without the spaces):


Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: kbinterop KB104198