On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 06:08:02 -0700, Bjarne <Bjarne@discussions.microsoft.com>
>"Chuck [MVP]" wrote:
>> What is the exact path of the files on the server?
>On the server the files are located in "D:\files\*.*"
>"D:" is a partition on the physical disk that also contains "C:".
>The folder "files" is shared and on the network clients that folder is
>mapped as drive "Z:\"
>The OS of the server is XP Pro. The OS of the other clients that have no
>problems is XP Pro also. The OS of the client that has problems is Vista
>> Is the server using Guest, or non-Guest, authentication?
>I don't know (how do I see the difference?). I just shared the folder for
>anyone on the network (no user is asked to log in to see the files). Every
>computer uses the same workgroup name.
>If this does not answer your question, please ask again.
>> What account were you logged in under, when the files were created? Was it an account with administrative authority?
>As stated above, users do not have to log in to the network to access the
>files. Each user account is an administrator on the local machine (but not on
>It does not matter which machine created the files. Even files and folders
>created by the Vista machine are affected.
Please read about Simple vs Advanced File Sharing, and Guest vs non-Guest
authentication. You have to know these differences, and you have to know how
your server is authenticating. This is relevant to your problem.
Users may not explicitly log in to the network, but their computers are
authenticating, each time that a connection to a server is created. This is
something that you have to understand.
Now, understanding authentication, you need to understand that machines do not
create files, people do. How a person is logged in, when he/she creates files,
is also relevant here. If a person is logged in as an administrator, when a
file is created, anyone trying to access the file would need access through the
administrator account. If the server is using Guest authentication for network
access, the files created as administrator will be inaccessible.
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
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