FayeC asked: >>Yeah but wouldn't that be amazingly stupid of an employee? <shrug /> ... Yeah, so? It happens anyway. Moreover, in today's litigious society you may actually end up liable for allowing it to happen in the first place. >>Would there be any bigger security issues from outer sources at all? Well, as one scenario, some companies might not want a short term contractor to have unlimited access to their personnel and payroll files or shares. As a second scenario, some companies may be more SOX compliant than others and set up more role-based permissions to share drives (as well as db partitions). HTH, RonL.