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I have 3 XP Pro computers in a network workgroup.  I want to limit access to certain folders.

Posted on 2004-04-20
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I have three computers (A, B & C) in a workgroup (not domain) called office.  All are running Windows XP Pro.  All have "use simple file sharing" unchecked under Windows Explorer.

Computers B & C print to a shared HP printer that is physically connected to computer A.

I want to limit Computer-C from accessing any folders on Computer-A and Computer-B.

I have created a "group" on Computer-A called "mygroup", with members UserName-1 and UserName-2 (Username-3 is not a member of the group).

I have a shared folder on Computer-A called "Billing" and have limited access to members of "mygroup".

So, in theory, only UserName-1 and UserName-2, have access to the "Billing" folder.

Am I correct in setting this up?

Thank you.

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Yes, as far as UserName-3 isn't member of the local admin group on computer-a and computer-b

But remember you didn't limit access from computer-c to the other computers, you limit's UserName-3 access to the other computers.

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Jorgen Malmgren
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Denmark

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Builtin and predefined groups in Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/proddocs/lsm_local_groups.asp

members of the local admin group
1. Start / Run
2. Input CMD
3. Press ENTER
4. Input NET LOCALGROUP ADMINISTRATORS
5. Press ENTER
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:o) Glad I could help you - thank you for the points
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