Automatically creating folders per user and assigning correct permissions

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  • #130857

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    Hi, I have this script I'm currently working on that creates a folder for each user with their own name on a share.

    So the situation is: E:/Scans/user/
    This should be like their own "homefolder" and should be created upon login. If it's already created, nothing should happen.

    Now I have a script that creates this folder with permissions, however I can not get the permissions to go right.

    ### RIVA-IT B.V.
    ### TBN Scan Map Creation Script
    if (-not (Test-Path "$homedir"))
    $acl = Get-Acl (New-Item -Path $homedir -ItemType Directory)
    $acl.SetAccessRuleProtection($false, $true)
    $ace = "$($env:USERDOMAIN)\$($ENV:USERNAME)","FullControl", "ContainerInherit,ObjectInherit","None","Allow"
    $objACE = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule($ace)
    Set-ACL -Path "$homedir" -AclObject $acl
    net use x: \\WIN-HNF1R0TNHGH\E\Scans\$($env:username)

    is my current code.

    I put the permissions as follow on the folders:

    E:/ permissions:

    /folder/ permissions:
    Sharing: not shared

    then, user logs in, runs the script, and this is the permissions on their folder:

    /name/ permissions;
    Sharing: not shared

    I don't understand Powershell at all, and really can't get it to work. Could anyone please assist with this?

    When I have all the permissions correct, the users are still able to look through each folder.

    Kind Regards,


  • #131093

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    There's a feature of Windows called Access-Based Enumeration, or ABE, you need to look into. Not having permission to a file does not ordinarily stop you from seeing that the file exists, which is what ABE turns on.

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