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Solved: Vista file sharing permission

Discussion in 'Networking' started by FredVN, Feb 22, 2009.

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  1. FredVN

    FredVN Thread Starter

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    I have a network setup and operating successfully between machines running XP and Visa. The Vista file sharing is currently set to "everyone". I'd like to improve security on the Vista machine by limiting access to users logged on to machines on the network.

    When I go to adanced sharing | permissions, the only user names I see are "everyone" and the logged on user name on the Vista machine. When I try to add the user name from the XP computer the check names always fails.

    The problem seems to be that the only location recognized for searching is the Vista computer. How can I add the XP computer as a place to search? Or am I missing something else?

    Thanks for any help you can offer.

    FredVN
     
  2. JohnWill

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    That new user needs to have a user account on the Vista machine with the same name/password as on the client machine.
     
  3. FredVN

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    Thanks, that worked. Guess I was just trying to make things too complicated.

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    I believe in the K.I.S.S. principle. :D
     
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