Limit which workgroup members can access my shared files
Posted on 2006-07-12
I am working in a university in which each research group has it's own workgroup. There are no domains.
I am running windows XP SP2 as are the majority of my colleagues. Some others are running Win2k.
Basically my problem is that I would like to share folders with some of my colleagues and not with outhers. However, if I share a folder, it seems that anyone running XP can access it. The Win2k people cannot.
There is only one user account (myself) which is password protected and the Guest account is disabled.
I have tried setting permissions but because it is not a domain, this hasn't worked. Basically if I remove the everyone permission then nobody can connect.
Ideally I would like a situation where everyone can see my computer but can't get past that without a username and password. So they can navigate in My Network Places, through the workgroup, see all of the computers but when they try to access mine they get asked for a username and password. That would be ideal but any other method of allowing some and blocking others would do.
I have also tried using Zonelabs to just allow certain hostnames into my trusted zone. Still no luck.