is this a file hosted on FileMaker Server, or does each user have their own copy of the file?
The file in the local disk of the user c:\Filemkerdatabse\proyect.fmp12 (NOT using FMserver)
i use the windows7 admin account to limit permissions to the user account.
i didnt try to access the file from others computers using the FM network yet, since i couldn´t make it work for the local user.
Your explaination is Unclear for me! If you can, explain just brief !!
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Sorry about my english. What is it unclear for you ?
- Windows7 permissions ? --> http://www.wikihow.com/Change-File-Permissions-on-Windows-7
- Disable acces to some users to the folder when the FM file is located
- Allow access to the FM file even when access to the folder is denied
My question is not about the FM itself, but about how to protect acces to my database file using W7 permissions.
let me know if you got everything clear this time suresh
I'm not sure this would work... the user uses FileMaker Pro in his user space to open the file and read from it / write to it. If you disable that then the user can not work with the database.
The proper way to secure a deployment like this is to use a dedicated host, preferably running FileMaker Server, and all users connecting to the database through FileMaker's Open Remote mechanism - NOT through OS-level file sharing.
You´re probably right, because i place an excel or word file in the same folder, asign the sames permissions than to the FM file and the user can open the excel/word file through a direct access, but not the FM file
A host with FMServer would be great, but it´s too expensive at the moment.
thanks for your support
FM is not a spreadsheet or a Word document It's a database platform with completely different capabilities and access controls.
Understood that Filemaker Server is not feasible right now - but if the solution is somewhat business critical, you should consider it vs. the cost of losing everything.
Having said that, if you take one machine not used by any users, then you can make Filemaker Pro a dedicated host for up to 5 users. It is not ideal since it has no built-in backup and does not run as a background service like FMS does but it would be a superior solution than trying to "hide" the file from the users.
In this setup the users would use the "open remote" mechanism, not OS-level file sharing.