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Windows systemwide password control

My question is basic.  I have Server 2008 SBS.  There are 4 computers connected with Vista.  I have set up user folders for 3 users, and set up the sharing so that each person can only see their folder.  To do this, I had to set the password on the server, and then set each user's Vista logon to be the same thing.  I know that it is possible for the user to change their login password, and for that to synchronize with the server to change the password to the shared folder.  My problem is that I don't know what to research.  Is this what User Access Control or Active Directory are for?  I don't mind the research if someone can please tell me the correct terminology to search for.  I am extremely grateful for any help.
Windows Server 2008

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linraf

8/22/2022 - Mon
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TLewis

Thanks Ken; I failed to add that I did set them all to the same domain.
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TLewis

Thanks Lin.  That gives me a great start.
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As this is an SBS server, the better solution is to use http://connect to join the domain, as it would help to move profiles, and puts the machines into the correct AD groups for SBS. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc527497(WS.10).aspx

Joining the computer to the domain manually misses out on alot of the features of SBS.
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If you did already join them to the domain, it sounds like you are not logging into the domain when you log in.  On the log in screeen on the workstations, make sure the 3rd line is set to log into your domain as opposed to the computer.