1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Can't Share a Folder to specific users on a Domain, only to "Everyone"

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Mr Davo, Jun 22, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Mr Davo

    Mr Davo Thread Starter

    Mar 15, 2009
    Hello Everyone,

    I have an issue with Sharing a Folder on a Windows SBS 2011 Domain.

    On my Windows 7 Client Computer I want to Share one particular folder, but not with "Everybody". Instead I just want to share the Folder with one colleague - Brendon.

    Toward this end I enabled Sharing on the folder and gave Brendon permission to access the share as follows:


    As you can see above I have given Brendon complete access to the Share!

    Additionally in the Security Settings I gave Brendon complete access - like so;


    *** Notice above that I have hidden the surname of my colleague, but otherwise all details are clearly represented ***

    As can be seen Brendon has "Full control" under the Security Tab.

    Given the above settings I expected that Brendon would be able to access the Shared folder (which is located on my workstation).

    However when attempting to look at the Share from Brendon's computer we were met with the following message:


    Because I couldn't specifically give Brendon access I chose to apply the "Everyone" group to both the Share & Security tabs -

    Now Brendon can access the Shared Folder but so can everybody else, which isn't the desired outcome.

    I don't understand why this is happening, because the "Everyone" group contains Domain Users, and Brendon is also a Domain User.

    If anybody can shed some light on what I am missing and help me to restrict Shared Folder access to specific users it will be greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards,

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1058079