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WinXP - password on shared drives

By jdclyde ·
First, we do not have a domain controller, no AD.

I have WindowsXPsp2 stations.

We have a shared directory for people to drop files on each others computers.

Some in accounting need a separate directory that is secure, and in win98 we could just put a password to access the directory. In WinXP, when you go into sharing, it seems like an all-or-nothing deal.

Do I need to mess with that dratted mmc? Is there a way to secure SOME while leaving the others open?

I couldn't even find how to set permissions by user and group for directories! grrrr. Wish I could get back to my servers instead of the PCs!

Links to documentation would be wonderful, as I am not afraid to read, and something like that I would surely be printing and bookmarking. I have just been striking out trying to find it.

Thanks!

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by jdclyde In reply to WinXP - password on share ...

Blackcurrant, that was exactly the piece I was missing.

Thanks everyone!

I created a user account for the people that need the remote access, added them to the security for the directory, and removed the everyone group. (was that bad?) I did make sure to add in the user/creator.

Still having an issue with the PC showing up on the network neighborhood, but I think that is a firewall issue.

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