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Share a folder under XP with password

Posted on 2002-03-08
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I got Xp prof. and want to share a folder over the network. But I can´t set any rules. The folder is available for everybody on the net (no domain just workgoup). How can I set a password?
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Sharing a drive drive share  NT shares  NT file sharing
Permissions are set in two seperate places in NT and win2k/XP.

   1) There is a set of permissions on the share it self for access outside the local computer.

  2) There are file/dir permissions on the hard drive for local and remote access.

 right click on the drive/file, choose properties - security - permissions. Give the person/goup full
                   access.

3) delete all the *.pwl files in the \windows dir on win98. Your next login will recreate them. reboot
                   !!
OK, you need to add a new share rather than the default administrative share.
 Add the new share -( there is a new share button at the bottom )  call it C-drv, set the permissions,
  and that should solve the problem.

1) Add a new user on NT.
 2) Try logging into a workstation using this new user and password.

 See if you can access the NT machine.

 Please note that the default shares on NT are not accessible, you have to create NEW shares !
Other options is to enable the guest account, but this is a security breach usually.
                   I hope this helps !

From: stevenlewis     Date: 09/29/2001 06:49PM
              OK, the "access denied" gives us a clue.
              Log on to the 98 boxes using the client for M$ networks as the primary logon, this creates the access
              token that the w2k box needs. then on the share(s) you have to allow the guest account access to the
              share(s), in the permissions, allow everyone full control
              also enable the guest account on the w2k box
              Click on Start/Programs/Administrative Tools/Computer Management. Look for Local Users and Groups       under   System Tools (on the left side), and expand it to show the two folders, Users and Groups. Highlight       the Users folder, and then you'll see the Administrator and Guest account. Highlight the Guest account,               and click on Action. Go down to properties, and on the General Tab for Guest Properties, you'll see            the box checked for Account is Disabled. Uncheck it
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I hope this helps !

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From my suggestions above, turn OFF the guest account if that is what they are using.

You will need to create a separate user or group, and only these people will have access to the share.

The permissions can be set on the share or on the directory itself.

I hope this helps !
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sounds goood, but the problem is that I can´t find properties - security - permissions! when I click on properties there is only one category with a casket to share the folder.The second casket is the permission  for the network users to allow them to change files- that is all no groups no password nothing and no more rights to give.
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you have to disable simplified file sharing first, in explorer, tools, folder options, advanced, sroll down to simplified fiel sharing, and uncheck it, then when you right click on a folder, and choose security, you will see all the options
see here
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/tips/september/stevens1.asp
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thanks that is what I was looking for.
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brausy Glad I could help
Steve
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