Network Sharing WinXP

By Harare
Jun 13, 2004
  1. I have a peer to peer WinXP network, I want to allow certain users to access recources on other computers.
    I create a similar user account on the resource computer as what the person logs on as. But the user is not allowed access.
    If I have the Everyone group on the resource computer then users have access.
    I only want specified users or groups to access resources.
    Do you have any suggestions

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Delete the Everyone group. Then under Users, enter each person that has access. Add them to a group like Administrators, Superusers or whatever. On the HD, give selected rights (Sharing...) to those that need it, on a per person/user basis.
  3. Harare

    Harare TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Realblackstuff-I have done that by adding each user to the resource computer. These users are members of the "users" group. But it still stops the users from accessing the resources.
    Only by using Everyone group do I succeed.
    Any ideas
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    Are all the computers in the same workgroup? Have you set both sharing permissions and file access permissions? Are all machines running XP?
  5. Harare

    Harare TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I just sorted the problem, I found that I needed to setup logon passwords for the client computers as well as on the resource computer.
    It didn't work when no passwords were used on either client computer or resource computer.

    Thanks for the replies
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