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I have recently set up an internet server using windows xp, a router and pc
anywhere. Remote access to the internal network is fine with access to mapped
drives within the network. however, i now want to restrict access to the 'c'
drive of the internet server but still allow access to the rest of the
internal network. How can i password protect or protect in any otehr way the
hard drive of this machine? Using the share option does not appear to give me
any permissions etc to set.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    If you are using Windows XP Home then you are limited in ways of
    setting permissions.

    If you are using Professional then you can fine tune both Share and
    NTFS permissions (if your drive C: is formated with NTFS file system).
    You can not set permissions directly on the root of C: drive, you can
    set them on the folders created on the C: drive. Now by default, root
    of a drive is not shared to the public so anyone who logs on to your
    computer should not be able to see the C: drive of the server, they
    should only be able to see folders that you have set up as shared.

    If your C: drive is formated with any other file system, like FAT or
    FAT32, that you are out of luck, no permissions for those, everyone who
    successfully logs on can do whatever they want on your computer.

    Open "My Computer" and left click once on the C: drive. On the left
    side in the "Details" field it will show what file system is in use.

    If your C: drive is FAT or FAT32 then I suggest you use this command to
    make it NTFS: convert c: /fs:ntfs
    After reboot, C: drive will be converted to NTFS file system and you
    will be able to protect it. The process will preserve all your data on
    the drive but you should make a fresh backup before you issue the
    command, just to be on the safe side.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    One more thing, did you disable simple file sharing ? If it's turned on
    it will prevent you from setting up permissions.

    To disable simple file sharing:
    1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
    2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View
    3. In the Advanced Settings section, clear the "Use simple file sharing
    (Recommended)" check box.
    4. Click OK.
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