How to prevent users from deleting Word/Excel files in a Share?

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Subject: How to prevent users from deleting Word/Excel files in a Share?
Posted by:  IsraelC from Miami (IsraelC from Mia…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008

Anyone know how to prevent users from deleting files/folders (Word/Excel
files) but still allow them to edit and save them?
I setup a test share on a Win2K3 Server. Remove all rights for all users
except for the admin group. At the NTFS security tab I grant a group Modify,
Read/execute, list, read and write permissions. Then in the advance/special
permissions tab I enable the deny delete subfolders and files right. I then
create a word doc and it allws me to create it and edit it but the temp file
dont get deleted. If an Excel file gets edited and saved we get an error the
the folder is marked as read only.
So at a high level I wnt to prevent users from deleting MS Office docs but
still edit them.
I know the users can still open then and delete the contents of the file
itself but I can live with that...any suggestions?
Thank you,

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