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Security, files and folders or the lack of them...

  Asked By: Stella    Date: Oct 25    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 623

I'm evaluating Sharepoint Portal Server v2 as a replacement of an in
house grown document management system that has mutulated beyond repair.
I have a few issues I can't seem to be able to figure out.

I want to be able to configure access security for separate files and
folders... Is it really only possible to restrict access to files for an
entire document library? If so, I can abandon my evaluation two days
after I started, as this is a prime requirement to our system. I just
think it's very strange for a company thet allows you to restict access
to virtually anything (even add DRM to their powerpointsheets), but
strip their expensive server products from such features.

Anyone? Am I missing something here?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Augustine Snider     Answered On: Oct 25

I thought of that myselft, but while experimenting with it I found that
it is very unintuitive to the users and it still not allows met to put
specific security  restraints on certain files. As we're still evaluating
I think I'm going to table SPS for now, and have a look at iManage
Worksite. That product al least seems to meet our requirements better,
it's only too bad that their most up to dat eversion is written in Java
and we're a typical microsoft shop.

Answer #2    Answered By: Genevieve Sherman     Answered On: Oct 25

We have the same problem in our company.
We are trying to solve it using topic security. We create a topic structure
and document  libraries below each topic.
Another alternative is to create different team sites (with Doc Libraries)
to manage security.
Maybe these approaches help you.
I would like to hear about different solutions from other companies.

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