Re: How can I properly configure my network for sharing.
It might be that misunderstood your long post, Sorry.
I think that there is some mix up in your logic between User Accounts
concerning Network access, and User Accounts as per individuals sitting in
front of the computer and logging in to individual accounts. It is two
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
"sefs" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I did not understand your response. Which part of your answer responds
> to which question that was asked.
> On 12/09/2009 01:29 AM, Jack [MVP-Networking] wrote:
>> each user must have his own account and permission on any shares that
>> you want to allow. It does not matter thta they are coming from the same
>> computer if they are unrelated logon users they are so on the Network
>> If you have shares that you want to permit to all of them you can
>> switch on the Guest account, and allow guests on the folders that you
>> would like to act as opened shares.
>> Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
>> "sefs" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> This is a question about both xp and vista to a lesser extent. I can't
>>> find the proper english group for xp netowrking in the newsgroup list so
>>> I am posting here.
>>> I have 6 workstaions. a mix of xp and vista. I am hoping that I can
>>> configure the vista machines in the same way I am doing xp.
>>> This is a workgroup environment not a AD.
>>> Let us say the 6 workstations are
>>> 1) alice (xp)
>>> 2) john (xp)
>>> 3) mary (xp)
>>> 4) Jack (xp)
>>> 5) roger (xp)
>>> 6) morgan (vista)
>>> Lets look at alice.
>>> What I have done is to create 5 user accounts (limited) on alice called
>>> john, mary, jack, roger and morgan. I have set their password all to
>>> ****QUESTION****: In order to share a folder(s) to these other 5
>>> workstaions do I have to manually set up each user on the alice machine
>>> or is there a way to see these users of the other machines listed in the
>>> share permissons and just select them without having to set up physical
>>> accounts for them on the alice machine.
>>> I go into "tools -> folder options ... -> view" and disable simple file
>>> I right click on the folder i want to share and click on "Sharing and
>>> I share the folder click on permissions under the sharing tab, add the
>>> five users - I manually setup on alice machine locally with limited
>>> accounts - and give full control to each of the 5 users . I remove all
>>> other users that were in there previsously (like the everyone person).
>>> I go to the security tab and remove again anyone that should not be
>>> there like the users group. I again add the 5 local user accounts i had
>>> created before. I set there allow permissions as necessary. I click on
>>> advance uncheck inherit from parent and copy the permissions from the
>>> parent to this folder.
>>> At this point I am done but for one last question related to the 5 user
>>> accounts I setup on alice.
>>> ****QUESTION****: After setting up these five local accounts on alice
>>> that now means that these users can sit infront of the alice machine and
>>> actually log in locally. I do not one this. I basically set them up on
>>> alice for file/printer sharing purposes only. Is there a way to prevent
>>> these five accounts from logging in locally and only allow network login
>>> access to get to the share on the alice workstation?
>>> Thanks for your help.