Grant permissions to users in Windows XP workgroup  network

Posted on 2005-04-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

I need to setup a network in windows XP pro environment for tomorrow and I've been working hard hard, I don't have to much time to research..please somebody can help me!!!!!!....
Here what I did so far..

I already configured a workgroup (5 computers, 1 of this is going to be the main one!!(not running windows 200 server just windows xp pro))

I CAN see all workgroup computers in network neighborhood.Simple file sharing is turned OFF, Permissions are visible, but when I go to ADD the user on the main machine that contains the principal share, I should be able to click on the location button, see their machine and then add them as a user on this shared folder, but it doesn't let me....I already read something about if I don't have a domain controller I won't be able to..but could somebody give any other solution????. Please!!!!

Question by:modeza
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    Accepted Solution

    The main pc that will be your file server needs to have the same user names added to it. If computer1 has user1 and computer 2 has user2, then file server needs to have user accounts created name user1 and user2. You can then add permissions based on these usernames setup on the server station.

    Again, you must create the usernames on pc that will be sharing files. If you're going to share files you should enable simple file sharing.

    Author Comment

    Thanks a lot works, I just needed to add the users in each computer with the same user name and the same password...
    I almost finish!!

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