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By fluidtech ·
I have a PC which we use as a "server". Actually just file sharing. It is running XP Pro. On this machine is a "Tools" directory which is shared to "everyone", and that works fine.
There is one directory inside "tools" which I wish to restrict to a couple users on the LAN. The users are running XP Home.
I cannot get anything other than "everyone" to work as a share.
Believe me I have tried everything in the way of permissions, inheriting, checked all the services that apply.
Is this an issue between XP Pro & XP home when it somes to perissions?

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by w2ktechman In reply to Permission Problems

It would depend on how it was setup. If you are using NTFS you need to share it out and set permissions for the share itself, But that is not all. You also need to go to the security tab and setup permissions there, or they will have access to the folder over the network and then no access to the folder at all (going by permissions).

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by fluidtech In reply to

Thanks for the reply, however, as I stated in my request, I have tried all the permission settings, user settings...etc you name it.If there is a tab or option visible, I have examined or tried it. One thing though. When looking for other users, the only location I can find is the machine in question itself. It will not allow me to check for users on the LAN.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Permission Problems

Are the systems in the same workgroup? How are the users setup? XP Home has more limited functionality on a network, so best bet is to ensure that the user accounts are setup on each machine (same name and password)with shares open.

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by info In reply to Permission Problems

Did you create the useraccounts on the xp pro machine?
if so, than set permission by typing the username in the "Add"box or by searching for it using the advanced tab.
Hit the search button and than select the user from the list.

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by CG IT In reply to Permission Problems

you should be able to see other computers in My Network Places if they are all joined to the same workgroup, users accounts being used are present on all machines, there is a shared folder [which means when you click on a computer in my network places their shared folders will be listed], the permissions are granted to the users for that share [or the everyone group is listed] and with XP the firewall is not blocking LAN traffic [which means you have to put in exceptions in the firewall to allow LAN traffic] or if a 3rd party firewall you allow LAN traffic].

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by fluidtech In reply to

As I've said before, this machine already shares fine. The problem is that I want to restrict one of the folders inside that share to specific users on the LAN. I am doing something wrong in the "permissions" aspect. It will not let me locate users at any other "location" in the "advanced security" tab.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Permission Problems

Well how about instead of sharing the entire folder across the network you share the individual components to those who you want to have access to them and those that you do not want to have access use the Share with Password option.

Do this on th XP Pro unit and forget about the Home units as they really lack a lot of the functionality that comes with the Pro version.

That is the only thing that I can think of that may be a sort of solution to your current problem without know exactly what it is you are sharing it makes it a bit hard to give a better answer but of course you'll be needing to only share the ".exe" files so that way you can control in some way who has access.

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