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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.
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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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That worked, thanks!
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