xp pro security on a network that contains xp home

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Can XP Pro auditing features (like keeping login reports for all computers on
a small network) work on a network on which some of the computers are XP
Home?

Similarly, can the one xp pro computer on the network set file access
restrictions that apply to all other computers on the network?

Thanks for your reply.
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    jowelo <jowelo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Can XP Pro auditing features (like keeping login reports for all computers on
    >a small network) work on a network on which some of the computers are XP
    >Home?
    >

    Not sure. Try posting that question to the network newsgroup.

    >Similarly, can the one xp pro computer on the network set file access
    >restrictions that apply to all other computers on the network?
    >
    >Thanks for your reply.

    File and folder security settings can only be applied to disk drives
    that are physically located in that particular computer.

    You can set file and folder level security on XP Home machines,
    provided the drivers are NTFS of course, by booting the computer into
    Safe Mode and doing the configuration from there. When the computer
    is rebooted into normal mode the configured settings will still apply.

    Good luck

    Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
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    Microsoft MVP
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