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XP file sharing permission beyond drag and drop to Shared Folder

Posted on 2003-04-01
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Last Modified: 2006-11-17
I have  2 machines running XP, one a laptop, I'll call it Machine(1), and the other a desktop, Machine (2). Machine (1) is set to connect to a Domain when I'm at work, and a small office/home network when I'm at home. Machine (2) is set to connect to a small office/home network only. (1) will let me set file sharing permisions for user/group by folder, (2) only has simple file sharing option (Drag Folder to Shared Folder) available. How do I get the same level of conrol from Machine (2) over my user accounts as Machine (1)?

Note: I do know about setting local account resticions to specific levels, ie power user, guest accounts, etc. but it doesn't appear that these can be set beyond what's already built in.
Question by:bbruton

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mightypeo earned 200 total points
ID: 8246515
From the Windows XP Help on how to disable simple file sharing:

Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Folder Options.
On the View tab, under Advanced settings, clear Use simple file sharing [Recommended].

This will allow you to now set security permissions on the file system on a per file/per directory/per share basis


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ID: 8246963
That worked, thanks!

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