Re: File sharing "any folder" on Vista
"Vtnt007" <Vtnt007@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I then changed the name of
> the inital account to "name 2' and added another Administrator user
> calling it: "name 1".
Unfortunately, "Names" (or "Full Names") and "User Names" are not the same
thing in Vista or XP. Users have two identifiers: The "Full Name" is
displayed on the Welcome Screen, but the User Name is assigned tokens for
permissions. You can see this confusing state of affairs more clearly in
Computer Management/Users on Vista Business or better and XP Pro, but on
Home versions of those operating systems you need to use User Passwords 2,
which you can access by clicking Start/Run and typing "control
userpasswords2". If you click the Properties button for the user whose name
you changed, you'll see that you did, indeed, change the "Full Name" of the
user, but the "User Name" remains what was originally assigned, e.g.:
1. While setting up the computer, you created user Bob. The system gives
the account that User Name and displays "Bob" on the Welcome Screen.
2. Later, you use "User Accounts" or "Manage Users" (depending upon your
version of Vista) to change the name of the account to "John". The User Name
remains "Bob", but the account is assigned the Full Name "John", which is
what is now shown on the Welcome Screen.
To avoid confusion later on, after you change an account's name (actually
the "Full Name") in "User Accounts" or "Manage Users", you should use
UserPasswords2 to change the User Name.
However, why the account that you pick while creating the file share is not
displayed in the access control list is very strange indeed. I just don't
understand why that isn't working. Perhaps I didn't understand exactly what
you're doing and what is happening. (Sometimes you have to lead me
click-by-click through the problem). Also, I can't follow those same
instructions that you used from Help because on my Vista Business machine
I've turned off Simple File Sharing and made my machine look as much like XP
as possible (I'm more interested in performance than cosmetics, and I'm an
old fuddy duddy -- I made XP look as much like 2000 as I could, which I made
to look as much like 98 as possible).
> When doing this "File Sharing" I am assuming that I am
> supposed to be the person who wants to share my files with someone else
> and I
> choose the someone else I wish ti share with in the process; is this
Yes, but I'm not sure what you're asking here. An administrator can also
set up a share for another administrator's personal files (although in Vista
can be a bit tedious) or for folders created by another administrator.
eveningstar at die-spammer-die dash mvps dot org
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