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Hi

I've got a work group with 2 XP Pro machines and one Home, I'd like to
secure the files on the two
Pro machines from the Home machine but still have Home on the network, is
there any way that the
two Pro w/s can access each others files but not the Home machine?


Thanks Craig
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Craig Pfaff wrote:
    || Hi
    ||
    || I've got a work group with 2 XP Pro machines and one Home, I'd like
    || to secure the files on the two
    || Pro machines from the Home machine but still have Home on the
    || network, is there any way that the
    || two Pro w/s can access each others files but not the Home machine?
    ||
    ||
    || Thanks Craig

    Presuming the Home machine has a different Username and password login to
    the two Pro machines, just deny the Home user access to the relevant files
    and folders on the pro machines.

    --
    Interim Systems and Management Accounting
    Gordon Burgess-Parker
    Director
    www.gbpcomputing.co.uk
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Thanks Gordon,
    But how do I go about doing that?
    "Gordon" <gordonbp1@yahoo.co.uk.invalid> wrote in message
    news:u3ivC0oHFHA.4060@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Craig Pfaff wrote:
    > || Hi
    > ||
    > || I've got a work group with 2 XP Pro machines and one Home, I'd like
    > || to secure the files on the two
    > || Pro machines from the Home machine but still have Home on the
    > || network, is there any way that the
    > || two Pro w/s can access each others files but not the Home machine?
    > ||
    > ||
    > || Thanks Craig
    >
    > Presuming the Home machine has a different Username and password login to
    > the two Pro machines, just deny the Home user access to the relevant files
    > and folders on the pro machines.
    >
    > --
    > Interim Systems and Management Accounting
    > Gordon Burgess-Parker
    > Director
    > www.gbpcomputing.co.uk
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Never mind I think the workgroup I'm supporting is Home which doesn't give
    me the same folder permissions.
    "Gordon" <gordonbp1@yahoo.co.uk.invalid> wrote in message
    news:u3ivC0oHFHA.4060@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Craig Pfaff wrote:
    > || Hi
    > ||
    > || I've got a work group with 2 XP Pro machines and one Home, I'd like
    > || to secure the files on the two
    > || Pro machines from the Home machine but still have Home on the
    > || network, is there any way that the
    > || two Pro w/s can access each others files but not the Home machine?
    > ||
    > ||
    > || Thanks Craig
    >
    > Presuming the Home machine has a different Username and password login to
    > the two Pro machines, just deny the Home user access to the relevant files
    > and folders on the pro machines.
    >
    > --
    > Interim Systems and Management Accounting
    > Gordon Burgess-Parker
    > Director
    > www.gbpcomputing.co.uk
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Craig wrote:
    || Never mind I think the workgroup I'm supporting is Home which
    || doesn't give me the same folder permissions.

    You can access folder permissions by booting into Safe Mode and logging on
    as Administrator AFAIK....(I don't have Home Edition....)

    --
    Interim Systems and Management Accounting
    Gordon Burgess-Parker
    Director
    www.gbpcomputing.co.uk
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Hi Craig,

    Thanks for posting.

    You want to know how to let the two Windows XP Pro access each others
    files, but not the Windows XP Home machine. And the Home machine has a
    different Username and password login to the two Pro machines, just deny
    the Home user access to the relevant files and folders on the pro machines.
    If I have misunderstood your concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Based on my knowledge, in workgroup when you want to access the shared
    folder on another computer, you need to enter a username and password
    before you can access the folder. So if you set the different username and
    password on these three computers, and if the Home machine user does not
    know the username and password on these two Pro machines, of course he
    cannot access the folder. If you need the two Pro machines can access each
    other, you only need to create a same username and password on these two
    machines and when they access each other, enter the same username and
    password in the pop-up window.

    If you just want to deny the Home user access to the relevant files and
    folders on the pro machines, you can fulfill it by setting the permissions
    on the specific file or folder. Please perform the following steps:

    1. Log on as an administrator on XP Pro
    2. Right-click on the shared folder on Windows XP Pro and choose Properties
    3. Go to Security Tab and choose the user name which is on Windows XP Home
    machine
    4. Deny or uncheck the Allow Full Control
    5. Click OK

    Please take your time in trying the steps above and let me know the result
    at your earliest convenience. If there is anything unclear, please feel
    free to let me know.

    Thanks & Regards

    Amanda Wang[MSFT]

    Microsoft Online Partner Support

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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