Can Windows 7/8 shares be permission based to use as a file server?
Posted on 2013-06-25
I'm looking to implement a file server, I think that a full blown SBS or Windows Server O/S will be overkill for what we need.
In theory, I think it's possible to create all users who need access to the shares and have them access the files and folders over the workgroup network using password protection, I get that bit and know how to setup users, share folders and add permissions.
I'm wondering if there is any kind of restriction stopping me from doing this, as it seems that it's a bit to easy to bypass the need for a 'real' server, I fell sure that Microsoft wouldn't allow this or perhaps push restrictions to files e.g. one user at a time?
We have 15 users and ideally I would just like to put a hi-spec PC in and share folders to those who are granted permission, can anyone foresee any other problems?