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Share some folders but not all on mapped network drive

Discussion in 'Networking' started by robdam1001, Feb 24, 2010.

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  1. robdam1001

    robdam1001 Thread Starter

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    Xp Pro "Server" which hosts a small offices critical files is being accessed by 4 office XP Pro PC's. Workgroup Environment, not domain. Is it possible for me to set permissions so that only certain users, (from the 4 office XP Pro PC's), have access to certain folders/files on the mapped network drive? If so, How can I accomplish this please? Thanks!
     
  2. Callum_Dawson

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    Right-Click on the folder/network path or whatever -> Properties -> Sharing -> Permissions -> Set your permission -> Save
     
  3. robdam1001

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    Thx for your reply but how do I select which users have specific access? I guess my REAL question is how do I configure the users? Thx x2.
     
  4. Squashman

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    1) I would turn off Simple File Sharing. This will keep anyone not given specific permissions to access the share from accessing it.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307874

    2) On the XP server. Create a username and password for everyone that needs file access.

    3) set permissions on that share so only users you pick can access it. See link above for setting permissions.
     
  5. robdam1001

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    1) already done, thx

    2) is this done from "Control Panel", "User Accounts" or other?
     
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