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WindowsXPPro&Windows2KPro File Sharing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sdashworth, Apr 11, 2004.

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  1. sdashworth

    sdashworth Thread Starter

    Apr 11, 2004
    I have been trying to set up wireless file sharing at home and can't get it do following the Help discription. The desktop computer is using Windows XP Professional and the laptop is running Windows 2000 Professional. The two are linked using D-Link Air Link Xtreme G DI-624.

    The desktop has McAfee Wirewall running.

    We share the desktop with the children. So my wife and I have users with administrative priviledges. The children are limited to their own user.

    How can I set up a network that allows the laptop to access all of the folders and files on the desttop and still limit the children's to some folders and files. :confused:
  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    If I understand your post correctly, you want to have multiple users on the desktop with different rights. You want access to all files and folders on the desktop from the laptop.

    Create an account on the desktop with the same name as your account on the laptop [that has admin rights] log on to the desktop with the account and choose to share all folders. Log on to the laptop with the account and access the desktop over your lan. You should see all of the folders that you chose to share.

    When your kids log on to the desktop [with their account] they will still have the limited rights you assigned to them. Your laptop will be able to “See” anything you gave it permission to see. In this case you will choose to share the entire drive

    Just a reminder each computer on the network must have a unique name and be a member of the same workgroup.
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