I feel like this should be easy and I'm missing something simple.
We have a network folder A that must be full access to a user to support a legacy application. However, we also need the user to be able to read and copy files from that folder. Any changes the user makes manually in/to that folder will be problematic.
So far, I've considered two options:
- Create a folder B which functions as a mirror or read-only view of folder A.
- Map a drive to A and somehow set the mapping to read only.
I realise the second option is conceptually flawed.
This would be trivially easy if we could create a user with only read permissions and then map a drive to A with that user. Assume this is impossible.
Assume also that I can't change the requirements, download any non-native applications, or even really enter into a meaningful discussion with my manager. The folder is also going to be stupidly large, so a full copy is not really an option.
Would appreciate any ideas.