Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Password Protect Share Non Domain Windows 7 Computer

Posted on 2011-03-23
3
430 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a windows 7 computer that is windows 7 home premium and cannot be joined to a domain. I can't convince my boss to upgrade to pro so I am stuck as is. I have a share that I want to password protect but I need several domain users to be able to connect to it as a mapped drive. When I add the password they can see the computer but get access denied with no option to put a password in. The computers that I am having problem connecting are the ones in the domain and the windows 7 is not part of the domain

0
Comment
Question by:FASTECHS
3 Comments
 
LVL 70

Assisted Solution

by:KCTS
KCTS earned 250 total points
ID: 35198943
You need to enable sharing - a nice explanation at http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windows7/windows7_sharing.htm

Not as this is home premium you can only have 5 cuncurrent users connected to the share.
0
 

Author Comment

by:FASTECHS
ID: 35210648
I enabled sharing but still get access denied, when I remove password protected sharing I can access but of course no password. When I add a password protected sharing and try to add from the computer I don't get a long in prompt just access denied when i try to access the shares.
0
 
LVL 69

Accepted Solution

by:
Qlemo earned 250 total points
ID: 35428895
When you get an immediate "access denied", either your user is existing, but with a different password, or the share/folder security settings do not allow access. Share security should set to Full Access for Everybody, and folder security according to what you want to do - probably full access, too.
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

On some Windows 7 (SP1) computers, Windows Update becomes super slow even the computer is reasonably fast.  There's one solution that seemed to have worked well for me (after trying a few other suggested solutions).
This article will inform Clients about common and important expectations from the freelancers (Experts) who are looking at your Gig.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows Live Photo Gallery and show you various editing filters and touches to photos you can apply. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Photo Gallery on Windows 7 operating system.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question