Advise.. Setting up shared folders win7 - win2k3

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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  1. 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
  2. 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
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