*Now before someone jumps on me for asking a question that was probably answered 100 times over, I'm not asking someone to walk me through anything if you don't want to. I merely would like to be pointed in the right direction for some proper walk-throughs and such, to set me up correctly.
My hard drive just totally died on my file server, so I decided to reload and set up everything how it should be.
My network set up is
Modem -> router
router -> wired to 3 desktops (including file server) and an Xbox 360.
-> two laptops wirelessly
I'm dealing with a two Vista machines and two Windows 7 machines that I want to be able to access the file server (the Xbox would be a bonus, but I don't care too much about that).
Now I have both XP Home and Pro Product keys, so I can use either one. I know Pro has more options as far as networking goes. Also, are there any settings I should change on my router to make things flow better?
I would like to be able to set up things so I can have drive restrictions (like I want only one of my Windows 7 machine to be able to access one of the hard drives in the server). Or at least for it to prompt for a password or something.
I'm not too farmiliar with the whole networking side of things, but I'm up to figuring anything out.
Any help would be much appreciated
I didin't think it matters too much, but in case someone wants to know my setup for the file server:
So I have it setup so the Windows 7 machines can simply map the network drive and then put in the user information to gain access to the drives, but I can't get the Vista computers to see the file server (XP Pro).
A long time ago someone showed me something I had to change in the registry to do this, but I don't have the path to the key anymore.
Wait. There probably isn't a Best Answer button because I just noticed your question is set up as a discussion. No worries. You could click on the little green thumbs up button on the reply that helped you the most though to help guide other users to the right answer. Glad everything is working for you!