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Managing data permissions

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End user perspective

Virtual Desktop end users can have access to several mapped drives. These drives includes an FTPs accessible team share, a Company File Share and their Home drive (for their documents, desktop, etc…) . All of these mapped drives reference back to a central storage layer on either a storage services (such as Azure NetApp Files) or on a file server VM.

Depending on the configuration the user may of may not have the H: or F: drives exposed, they may only see their Desktop, Documents, etc… folders. Additionally, different Drive letters are occasionally set by the VDS administrator at deployment.
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Managing permissions

VDS allows admins to edit security groups and folder permissions, all from within the VDS portal.

Security groups

Security groups are managed by clicking: Workspaces > Tenant Name > Users & Groups > under the Groups Section

In this section you can:
  1. Create new security groups

  2. Add/Remove users to the groups

  3. Assign applications to groups

  4. Enable/Disable Local Drive access to groups

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Folder permissions

Folder Permissions are managed by clicking: Workspaces > Tenant Name > Manage (in the Folders section).

In this section you can:
  1. Add/Delete Folders

  2. Assign permissions to user or groups

  3. Customize permissions to Read Only, Full Control & None

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