can any pdm user/client - simply navigate with windows explorer to the server and start deleting files?
I guess ou mean "Vault" for the "server" - then only admin has the authority to delete files from Vault
If they have the PDM client installed, have a login and then their login has Delete permissions, sure. Then you also have to Destroy the documents as they go to a "Recycle Bin" inside SolidWorks PDM waiting to be emptied.
Our server has the exact same named (windows) groups asthose that were added in PDM interface.
Why are the groups needed in both windows and pdm?
I would think that windows would not need a group ( just alist of users) - I think that this functionality is provided by windowsfor cases where not using sequel server software
Wedefine user and authorisation group in PDM
Is this correct?
should Microsoft windows user permission be set to just read, write. list folder contents?
I meant to delete through windows explorer - not deleting in pdm interface
If you are referring to the file archive server, your IT department should have that locked down and only the archive server and configured groups should have permission to access that data.
they have permission to access but should not be able to delete in pdm interface or in windows explorer - is that the case in solidworks pdm?
The documents are all inside the vault which can only be accessed through the PDM interface (see my previous reply on that). If anyone has access to the archive server folders directly you're asking for lots of trouble. Make sure that is not happening.
So, you (yourself) can't just navigate to that directory on the server and view files or delete etc? Do you know what the general configuration steps (during pdm install) are to make the vault secure like yours is?
None. It's set like that by default. You have to do some extra setup work on the server to open this up that is usually done by IT.
does anyone know the Microsoft user settings for a "normal" pdm user for the vault ( not an administrator)?
read and execute, list and read is what mine is set to ( which I agree with) but also has "special permisions"
hence, I can delete files right out of the vault from windows explorer - this is very bad
Normal users shouldn't have permission to access anything on your PDM server. The only way they should be able to interact with the vault is through the PDM client. Are you the admin for your system?
No, the Admin has been trying to set Microsoft windows security for users / permissions - but all users (except read only users) can still delete
Is this accomplished in the configuration of the MSDE 2000? ( Our PDM does not use Sequel Server)
If you are using SolidWorks PDM, then it has to be using SQL server.....unless you are still on the old SolidWorks Workgroup PDM product which is being phased out.
Client side (Your computer), the PDM software will let you create, edit, and delete files based on the permissions your PDM admin has setup. This has nothing to do with Windows permissions
it has nothin to do with widows permissions - I understand - it is logical that I should set my user windows permissions to read, write, list folder contents only so I don't have permission to delete ( any file ore folder in the vault) in windows - is this correct?
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