How do I setup network shares on Windows XP Pro so some require login/password, and some do not?
Posted on 2005-03-28
I would like to setup my security so that only Administrators of the local computer have access to the Windows XP default shares (C$, ADMIN$, etc.). I would like to setup some folders to be shared so anyone can access them (such as my printers and my music folder). I would like to setup other folders so that the user is required to provide a username/password.
I am familiar with setting up network shares with simple file sharing turned off and with changing the share permissions and the NTFS permissions. But I haven't figure out how to do what I described above. Does anyone know how to do this?
Note: I've seen several sites that describe how to setup shares in general. But I'd like specific advice on how to do the above, since my general knowledge and the general sites I've seen haven't helped.
I am running Windows XP Pro SP2 on a workgroup (not a domain).