hello folks, I am new to DB so please be patient with me. I have some permissions issue that I can't resolve. Here is my setup:
I am running a windows 10 PC which doubles as (1) the home theater computer and (2) as a backup server for all family / work files.
The pool consists of two 6T drives running from an external enclosure connected via a USB 3.1 port. No RAID configs. The pool is mapped to the letter P: (I know, I am not being too original here...)
The PC has two accounts:
The HTPC account is limited used by everyone in the family to watch movies, etc. It is logged in automatically at startup, requires no password and has a disabled UAC. The media files are stored under P:/MEDIA
The Admin account used to configure the backup program which runs a service in the background. The backup files are stored under P:/BACKUP
The idea is to make the HTCP account only see the MEDIA files and not the BACKUP files.
Now, here is what I did: when logged from the admin account I navigated to P:/BACKUP folder and used properties/sharing/advanced sharing to set the permissions allowing read and write access to the admin user only. In contrast I allowed the HTPC user to access P:/MEDIA files.
I then logged into the HTCP account and mapped the MEDIA folder to letter M:/ so all my media files became accessible from M:/MEDIA so far so good - this is what I thought.... But here is the problem: the entire pooled drive P:/ remains visible from the HTCP account including full access to the BACKUP files. I am unable to remove the mount point P because it then also removes the mount point M. The sharing on the P drive doesn't seem to work at all.
What I am missing and how to restrict the HTCP account from seeing the BACKUP files?
Thanks and sorry for somewhat detailed posting