Simple Password Protect for XP share on Win2k Peer to peer Network

Posted on 2006-05-05
Last Modified: 2010-03-18

I have a small (5 PC's) peer to peer network without centralized user authentication.  I want to share a folder from a Windows XP Pro machine so that it requires a password to login to it from any machine on the network, but I want to be sure that I don't need to change users to do it as 2 of the PC's are POS machines that need to be logged in as a certain user to work.
Question by:hydrazi
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    Greetings hydrazi,

    All you need to do is to give each user his own User ID and Password, and then create a user name and password be used whenever they wanted to share Files/Folders
    in each machine, this user name and password will be used only when they prompted to login to the other machines just for sharing.

    Good Luck!

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    Hi hydrazi,

    windows doesnt allow individual passwording of folder, its a fault that will hopefully one day be remedied.....

    3rd party appz offer the best solution unless you want to just use workarounds like above
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    by:Naser Gabaj
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    Thanks Naser

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