XP PRO - Please refresh my memory of the steps to configure and only allow the users that need to acces shared folders

WIN XP PRO

Hello, I have a 10 Win XP Pro PCs connected to a switch.  Each are in the same work group.  

One of the pcs is sharing a folder that everyone can access named Shared Documents (Default).  I only want three people to access the all the files in the shared floder except for one folder named Conference.  I have removed simple file sharing and created a user account for each user and added their name under permissions, but when I go to run and type \\ip address I get access deniged.  

Please refresh my memory of the steps to configure and only allow the users that need to acces shared folders ?
cesemjAsked:
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rsivanandanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Okay, right click on the conference folder and see if the username 'tjoyner' is having security permissions to access it. It wouldn't be. So just add there as well. Done.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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rsivanandanCommented:
Is it an NTFS partition ? If then you need to allow both share permissions and Security Permissions (next tab to share permissions) only then it would be possible.

A thumb rule good to follow is, to allow full permission to everyone group in share permissions and control which user should be able to open the file by giving Security Permissions.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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cesemjAuthor Commented:
Yes the partition is NTFS.

I receive \\192.168.1.3\Conference is not accessible.  I might not have permission.
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rsivanandanCommented:
If you just do \\192.168.1.3, what do you get ?

As well, did you check the file permissions in 2 step as I mentioned above ?

Cheers,
Rajesh
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cesemjAuthor Commented:
1) Under the share tab I assiged the everyone group full permissions
2) Under the security tab for the folder conference I added my user name: tjoyner
3) when I type \\192.168.1.3 I get the shared documents and conference folder.
4) I can access the shared documents folder but not the Conference folder
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cesemjAuthor Commented:
Now when I access \\192.168.1.3 I get nothing
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Yancey LandrumTechnical Team LeadCommented:
In a workgroup situation, all the machines need to have the same user names AND the same passwords to work (somewhat) seamlessly. Otherwise, you would need to include credentials when connecting (e.g., net use \\192.168.1.3\conference /user:192.168.1.3\tjoyner). So make sure all the passwords are identical on the machines as well.
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cesemjAuthor Commented:
If I include credentials when connecting (e.g., net use \\192.168.1.3\conference /user:192.168.1.3\tjoyner) how can I map the drive.
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Yancey LandrumTechnical Team LeadCommented:
net use f: \\192.168.1.3\conference /user:192.168.1.3\tjoyner /persistent:yes

Replace f: with whatever drive letter you want to use.

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Yancey LandrumConnect With a Mentor Technical Team LeadCommented:
Or you can use the GUI (otherwise known as the long way). In Windows Explorer:

Tools/Map Network Drive

Select the drive letter you want and enter the remote folder \\192.168.1.3\conference
Check Reconnect at logon
Click the hyperlink "different user name" and enter credentails 192.168.1.3\tjoyner and password
Click OK
Click Finish.
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cesemjAuthor Commented:
OK Everything is working except for the fact that I still cannot connect to the conference folder
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cesemjAuthor Commented:
I will play around with it some more,

Thank you,
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rsivanandanCommented:
Okay, but do you have the permissions for conference folder, have you checked that ? ( sorry for the late reply but I live in a different timezone)

Cheers,
Rajesh
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