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Restrict PC from XP drive

By tim ·
I have 5 Machines working in a workgroup. The main machine I have changed over to XP Pro and is the Main machine for Our shared Internet access. In Windows 98 I was able password protect the drive on that machine to limit access and only let in certain machines. How do I duplicate that in XP Pro? Any help wuld be appreciated

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by shasca In reply to Restrict PC from XP drive

By default Xp denies access to anyone unless you create user accounts for them on that PC. Can you see this drive from a 98 machine?
You would create accounts for users in computer management under administrative tools.

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by shasca In reply to Restrict PC from XP drive

You are trying to enable full access to the drive, and then restrict certain users. I.M.H.O. the best way to allow limited access is to create accounts for those specific users and only share out the folders/files needed not the whole C;Drive. It looks a lot less confusing from the attaching PC.

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by tim In reply to Restrict PC from XP drive

Keep in mind, to allow access from other machines, I have to share drive C with 3 out of the five machines. Three out of 5 Machines are running WIN 98. All computers can see the C drive on the WIN XP that is shared. I need to block acces to that drive from two of the Window 98 machines. Currently there are no users set up in the WIN XP machine, however all can see the shared drive C.

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by sigmapi71 In reply to Restrict PC from XP drive

Is the user "Guest" enabled? If the answer is yes, try to disable it and create account for the users who need access to the share. Then grant access rights on a per user (or per group) policy.
Hope it's useful.

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