Out at one of our job sites we have a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 that's got a file share accessible to our onsite people. Our project managers have devised a very strict folder structure for this file share, and for auditing purposes they want to stick as close to this structure as possible.

Therefore, although people onsite must have read/write access to create, modify and delete files, they do not want them to be able to create or delete folders. They want them to use the existing folders and not tuck stuff away into folders that no one knows exists except the person who created them.

The closest way I've found to do this is to deselect the advanced permissions 'Create folders / append data' and 'Delete subfolders and files.' This has a few side effects however, the most noticeable being that due to not being able to append data to files, certain files (such as CAD drawings) can't be edited by anyone except the person who created them.

Is there a way using just NTFS permissions to accomplish what the project managers want? And if not, are there any useful third-party utilities that will help us do this?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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