Password protected network shares in workgroup
4 computers using broadband connection to internet (easy)
4 computers using workgroup on router and switch to share network shares.
The second part let me explain further. I prefer to have Essentially the
entire "user files" folder shared to my other computers given they supply a
PC 1 (computer name mainpc)
Shares c:\users\bobpc folder
bobpc uses a user name bobpc and password specific to him
PC 2 (computer name laptop)
Wants full access bobpc folder because bobpc has 2 terrabytes of data
But i want it to ask for the user name and password upon accessing PC1
(mainpc) in case someone young in the house sees some personal files.
I cannot access the other computers i type \\mainpc i get a typical error
"is not available share. Contact the admin for access"
*all have workgroup the same
*all run vista business or ultimate
*all can access the internet
*reset network connections
*reset router even tried using a simple switch only without internet
*insured networks were set for PRIVATE network
*utilized user name and passwords for all accounts on all computers but the
*shared folders using advanced share and pick specific user admin accounts
to have full access
*i can under network see the computer i want to gain access but it won't ask
me for a user name and password if i type \\mainpc
*I've tried under user accounts in control panel "Manage your network
passwords" and inputed the user name nad password on the desired network i
want to gain access which semi worked but now it doens't ask for a user name
*I've disabled all firewalls and virus scanners
*pc 1 and 2 can talk freely to pc 3 but pc 1 and 2 cannot talk to each other.
*network discovery on
*file sharing on
*public folder sharing off
*password protected sharing on
HOW DO I SHARE LARGE VOLUMES OF PASSWORD PROTECTED FILES WITHIN MY NETWORK
WORKGROUP THAT PROMPT FOR A USER NAME AND PASSWORD?