Under C:\ make a Folder with a name like My Files.
Under this Folder make a sub Folder system like My Doc, My Movies, etc.
If you are the Networkâs single user, or absolutely do not care about
security, switch On the Guest account.
Add the guest to the list of Sharing people as Co-Owner.
Then in the Permission allow the Guest Full Read Write control.
Right click on the newly made main folder choose Sharing, and Add the Guest
Co-Owner as permitted to Share.
Be careful once this is done every one on the network can access the New
Folders, or any other Folde3r that the Guest or Everyone is allowed to.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
"Rowan Bradley" <RowanBradley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I need a better understanding of how Vista security works.
> My home network consists of 2 Vista PCs plus various routers, access
> etc. One of the Vista PCs is my work notebook, which I move backwards and
> forwards to work twice a day. At work it belongs to the domain SSK.LOCAL,
> I don't want to have the hassle of moving it out of this domain and into a
> workgroup, and back again, every day. At home for simplicity's sake we
> have a domain set up so the other (my wife's) computer belongs to the
> workgroup WORKGROUP. I have an account RowanB set up on my notebook. I
> an account RowanB set up on my wife's computer with the same password. I
> that I can access some folders on my wife's comptuer that belong to
> but not others. I can't access any folders on my wife's computer that
> to her. I've set all folders to be fully accessible to RowanB, so I don't
> understand what's giving the Access Denied error.
> My questions are:
> 1. How does Vista check the identity of remote users who are trying to
> access network shares?
> 2. What effect does it have if the remote PC belongs to a domain (whose
> domain controller is not accessible), while the local one belongs to a
> 3. When validating the remote user's account, what is checked? Does it
> matter that the remote user's account is on a domain controller, while the
> local one (with the same username and password) is a local account on that
> computer? Does Vista treat these two logons as being the same, or
> 4. I've seen somewhere that in Vista you can't share the root of a drive,
> and elsewhere that you can. I've shared my wife's C drive as C. Does this
> To be honest we just don't need any security at all on this network. I'm
> perfectly happy if any user on the network can have full visibility and
> control of every file on every other PC on the network. So if I could just
> turn off all security, I would. It's a complete pain in the butt.
> What is the best way of setting all this up, and eliminating the problems
> that I'm currently having?
> Thanks - Rowan