Re: Sharing users between computers
On May 7, 5:19*pm, "Gordon" <gordonbpar...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> "GregV" <gvisca...@gmail.com> wrote in message
> > Hello,
> > I have two computers on a home network running Vista Home Premium 64.
> > Is it possible to share a folder and give permissions to users on the
> > other computer without adding a specific account on the computer to be
> > shared? When I go into the security tab in the properties of the
> > folder, then edit the user permissions, then add user, I see the field
> > for location, but I cannot change the location to the other computer,
> > even though I see it on the network.
> > Is this a limitation of home premium, or am I just missing something
> > major here? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> > Than you for your time.
> > Greg
> Not a limitation of Home Premium, this is a limitation of peer-to-peer
> And yes you need to have identical User accounts on each machine. This is
> because in a peer-to-peer workgroup there is no central authentication - all
> the security information about what user can access what machine is
> necessarily held on each machine.
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Thank you for your reply, and I understand what you are saying. With
that in mind, I seem to remember with Windows XP being able to use
ComputerName\\user as a valid user. Am I remembering wrong or di they
change this with Vista? Also, what is the Location field for in the
add user dialog from within the edit user permissions page? I was
under the assumption that this was to locate users on specific
machines. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to invalidate what you
said, this is just something I am confused about.
Again, thank you for your time.