Deny Delete Server 2012

Reny j joseph Thuthikattu 1 Reputation point

We have a shared network folder in Windows Server 2012. We want to give folder permission to users except Delete. We want to protect the files shared in the folder from accidental deletion.

Can any one guide me on how to do that ?

Also if i enable IT Audit, will it give specific information on who deleted what ?

Kindly help


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  1. Hannah Xiong 6,196 Reputation points


    Thank you so much for posting here.

    To protect files from being deleted, we could deny delete permission. For more detailed information, we could refer to the below link:

    So sorry that I am not professional with IT audit. In order to audit the specific information on who deleted the files, we could enable on the folder the Delete action audit and enable audit object access at the Audit Policy. Then we could monitor the events recorded on the Event Viewer.

    More detailed information, we could refer to the similar case and articles:

    For any question, please feel free to contact us.

    Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.

    Best regards,
    Hannah Xiong


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