Cannot share Program Files on Windows Vista - ACCESS DENIED!

Posted on 2008-02-11
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Last Modified: 2008-03-06
I have set up a network with 2 vista computers over a wireless network. I can access the public folders and any other files that i share in the User's Folder. I however need to share a specialized framing software program which is located in Program Files.

I have shared this folder called "Framing Software" under the directory "Program Files" and set the user group Everyone to have full access and control. Then when I try to access the folder from the other Vista computer I can not access it.

I can not access any folder in the C Drive either, I can however access any other folder shared under the Users Folder eg Documents, Desktop etc. But the program cannot run from this location.

This problem happens on both computers. There must be some setting I am overlooking, It can not be impossible - Please help!
Question by:crnz
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This is by design. If youy want to chnage this you will need to change the NTFS security of the folder. Right click on the folder, select "Properties" then "Security"
and add the users to the ACL and grant them the necessary permisions.

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I have tried your suggestion. When I add try to add the user to the folder, there is no option to add users from different computers on the network. Under the permissions part, I have added "Everyone" - but I still cannot access this folder.

I am going to try adding the "Guest" account to the ACL and give it full control. Hopefully this will work - but I am open to other suggestions at this stage.

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Adding "Guest" to the ACL using KCTS's method worked.

Thanks a lot.

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