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  1. philby

    philby Registered Member

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    Hello

    I'm wondering if I've missed something here: I'm trying to set up permissions on a home network such that I can specify who on the network can access a shared folder.

    I have 3 single-admin account machines (Vista HP sp2) in a simple workgroup scenario - sharing folders with everyone is not an issue.

    All I've come up with is:

    • share a folder on machine A
    • set permissions for only Admin A
    • create user account on machine B with same log in as Admin A
    • switch users on machine B from original admin to new one to access share on machine A

    Then Admin B can access the share but Admin C cannot.

    While this works fine and is the desired outcome, it's a royal pain to have to switch users on machine B.

    Is there another/better way to do this?

    Thanks in advance for any steer.

    philby
     
  2. Sully

    Sully Registered Member

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    An easy method would be to:

    On machine A (John)
    create user accounts John and Jane
    set share to allow John and Jane

    On machine B (Jane)
    create user accounts John and Jane
    either John or Jane when logged in may access the share on machine A

    On machine C (Sally)
    only create Sally account
    Sally may not use share on machine A, unless it is set to prompt for network credentials, in which case if Sally knew Johns or Janes Username/Password, Sally might still be able to access the share.

    See John share, See Jane share, See Sally sulk? lol.

    Sul.
     
  3. philby

    philby Registered Member

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    :D :D

    Thanks Sul.

    philby
     
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