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Advise.. Setting up shared folders win7 - win2k3

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Servers
  • Networking
Last response: in Networking
February 16, 2012 1:56:23 AM

Setting up a small business server..
Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows XP Professional

My target is to have the server 2003 PC store our main files and share them to the other PC's..
I want one of the Windows 7 Desktops to be the administrator and have access to modify/read/write and the other PC's to have to request permission to modify/read/write the shared folder..
Please help !

Offer the best solution to accomplish this.. Even if it involves using different O/S.. Thanks !!

Additionally.. We are using Optimum cable modem with a gigaswitch and a linksys router.

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a b $ Windows 7
February 16, 2012 4:23:13 PM

since the Windows 7 computers are Home Premium do not create a Domain since they will not support it.

since you are stuck with a Workgroup network, you security settings might be limited.

to administer the permission use Remote Desktop to log into the Server to do the changes
February 16, 2012 10:13:14 PM

You can easily create shared folders and then proceed to map the folders that contain the necessary data as network shares within a workgroup. To learn more about mapping a network shared drive “Quickly Map a Network drive” is a recommended resource to read. While the source operating system the article talks about is Windows Vista, the steps for mapping a drive are applicable to Windows 7 as well.

Also, for more information on workgroups and domains, “Joining a Computer to a Domain or Workgroup” is a great Microsoft TechNet article to read and learn from.

Should you also wish to create a domain and join the two Windows 7 machines as well as the Windows XP Professional machine to the domain within the Windows Server 2003 machine, emerald is correct – you do need Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Enterprise. For those who do are not currently running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, or Windows 7 Ultimate, there is an easy upgrade path to Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate through the Windows Anytime Upgrade program.

Windows Outreach Team – IT Pro