On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 20:42:59 -0700, "intwtl" <email@example.com> wrote:
>I have two vista machines (ultimate) on my home network running through a
>I was finally able to see both computers public folders etc on both. This
>was accomplished by turning off the password protected sharing. I can now
>access the public folders and other folders I have set to share.
>I want to turn on the "password protected sharing" and allow access to
>shared files from either computer. When I set the folders to "share" and try
>to set permissions for users from the other computer I can only see users
>from the computer I am on. The location window "From this location" only
>shows the computer I am setting the shared folder.
>How can I set a user on another computer to have access to this folder while
>having the password protected sharing enabled ?
If you have a domain, you can select users on the domain to have access.
Without a domain, you can select users on this computer only. One of the
disadvantages of using a workgroup is that it's a pain in the ass if you have
more than a couple computers, and / or a couple people.
If you want users on another computer to have transparent access, you have to
setup identical accounts on both computers, with identical passwords.
Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
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