A slightly similar question - from one of my computers I want users to be
able to "see out", but I do not want users from any other computer to be
able to "see in".
My essential question is found in the two paragraphs surrounded by: *!*!*!*
I finally have my local network working well enough (Thanks Steve W.!).
I think I have learned that having a "network connection" does not get you
anything unless you actually make a folder "shared on the network".
I have multiple users on Computer-A
They should be able to see the file folders on Computer-B that are marked as
shared on the network. (this now works)
I also want the multiple users on Computer-A to be able to share files with
each other via the folder that comes pre-defined in XP as :
C:\Doents and Settings\All Users\Shared Doents (this also works)
However, I DO NOT want that folder (or any folder on Computer-A for that
matter) to be seen from Computer-B.
I really want one-way only view of B from A (read/write),
but no view of A from B.
If I right-click the Shared Doents folder and select Sharing and
Security, I get the Shared Doents Properties window.
In the section under "Network sharing and security" it says: "To share the
folder with both network users and other users of this computer, select the
first check box below and type a share name."
In my case, there is a check in the box for "Share this folder on the
I want to un-check it so that Computer-B cannot see it.
However, I am "gun-shy", having in the past lost the local shared property
of this folder (I do not recall how) and it was a problem.
So, I am looking for confirmation that this is the solution to my problem.
Is there a better way to insure that a user on Computer-B cannot see or
Thanks very much,
"Steve Winograd [MVP]" <winogradpobox.com> wrote in message
news:82a8hv43jn572u0s0peh9t816hp4rcn5j04ax.com...> In article <0af001c34adb$b9640920$a601280aphx.gbl>, "CK"
> <conkaragotenet.gr> wrote:>> >How can I change permisions on a shared folder so that
> >only a few selected users from the local network can
> >access it?
> >Up to now I can only add user acounts on my PC only and
> >not users from my local network.
> >My network has no domain, only workgroup.
> >Any help is wellcome...
> That's how it is with a workgroup: you can only define permissions for
> accounts on your PC. When someone connects to your computer from
> another computer on the network, your computer checks their user name
> and applies the permissions for the matching account on your computer.
> This web page has full details:
> Windows XP Professional File Sharing
> Best Wishes,
> Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
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