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  1. #1


    Tiffany Guest

    file sharing

    Hi,

    All my office laptops are using window vista. i want to create sharing
    folders for my office. I want to assign permission to access each folder e.g.
    A can access folder 1, 2 and 3; B can access folder 1 and 2 and C can access
    only folder 1. Is it possible to do these without a server. If yes, could you
    also show me steps to create the sharing folder.

    Thank you

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  3. #2



    Junior Member
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    Windows Vista Ultimate x64; Windows Server 2003 Enterprise; Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
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    Re: file sharing

    How about the users logged in?? Are they logged into the domain or is it just a local workgroup??


    If it is domain, it is pretty easy as ABCD

    If it is a workgroup, try adding the users of other computers in format of COMPUTERNAME\USERNAME and that would probably work. Granting permissions to user are still the same and ensure that all computers are in same netwkr!

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  4. #3


    Malke Guest

    Re: file sharing

    Tiffany wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > All my office laptops are using window vista. i want to create sharing
    > folders for my office. I want to assign permission to access each folder
    > e.g. A can access folder 1, 2 and 3; B can access folder 1 and 2 and C can
    > access only folder 1. Is it possible to do these without a server. If yes,
    > could you also show me steps to create the sharing folder.
    You will need Vista Business or Ultimate. Create users and passwords. Create
    groups is desired and put users into groups, too. Set permissions on shared
    resources as desired.

    Excellent, thorough, yet easy to understand article about File/Printer
    Sharing in Vista. Includes details about sharing printers as well as files
    and folders:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

    Deployment:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/w.../bb887300.aspx

    Management:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/w.../aa905063.aspx

    Malke
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    MS-MVP
    Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
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  5. #4



    Junior Member
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    Re: file sharing

    That would definitely work!!

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  6. #5


    Tiffany Guest

    Re: file sharing

    Hi Malke,

    I have done the followings

    1) Use the same Workgroup Name for all the laptops and desktops in my office
    2) set network type to Private
    3) enabled filing sharing, public folder sharing and printer sharing under
    the Sharing and Discovery section

    I try to share a folder by right-click the folder that I want to share and
    then click share. The file sharing window is displayed. I want only selected
    people to be able to access this folder. Hence, i put in the names of those
    who are permitted to access this folder. I typed e.g. AMIN and click Add in
    the Choose people to share with's dialog box. the error msg pop up saying
    unable to locate user AMIN. Nothing wrong with the computer name. What could
    be the problems? Kindly advise

    Thank you very much for your support

    "Malke" wrote:

    > Tiffany wrote:
    >

    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > All my office laptops are using window vista. i want to create sharing
    > > folders for my office. I want to assign permission to access each folder
    > > e.g. A can access folder 1, 2 and 3; B can access folder 1 and 2 and C can
    > > access only folder 1. Is it possible to do these without a server. If yes,
    > > could you also show me steps to create the sharing folder.
    >
    > You will need Vista Business or Ultimate. Create users and passwords. Create
    > groups is desired and put users into groups, too. Set permissions on shared
    > resources as desired.
    >
    > Excellent, thorough, yet easy to understand article about File/Printer
    > Sharing in Vista. Includes details about sharing printers as well as files
    > and folders:
    >
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
    >
    > Deployment:
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/w.../bb887300.aspx
    >
    > Management:
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/w.../aa905063.aspx
    >
    > Malke
    > --
    > MS-MVP
    > Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
    > FAQ - http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
    >
    >

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  7. #6


    Malke Guest

    Re: file sharing

    Tiffany wrote:

    > Hi Malke,
    >
    > I have done the followings
    >
    > 1) Use the same Workgroup Name for all the laptops and desktops in my
    > office 2) set network type to Private
    > 3) enabled filing sharing, public folder sharing and printer sharing under
    > the Sharing and Discovery section
    >
    > I try to share a folder by right-click the folder that I want to share and
    > then click share. The file sharing window is displayed. I want only
    > selected people to be able to access this folder. Hence, i put in the
    > names of those who are permitted to access this folder. I typed e.g. AMIN
    > and click Add in the Choose people to share with's dialog box. the error
    > msg pop up saying unable to locate user AMIN. Nothing wrong with the
    > computer name. What could be the problems? Kindly advise
    1. Do you have Windows Vista Business or Ultimate?
    2. Did you create the matching user accounts and passwords on all machines?
    It sounds like you didn't.

    Malke
    --
    MS-MVP
    Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
    FAQ - http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ


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  8. #7


    Tiffany Guest

    Re: file sharing

    Hi Malke,

    All the laptops or desktop are Window Vista Business.

    How to create the matching user accounts and passwords on all machines?
    Kindly help.

    Thanks!



    "Malke" wrote:

    > Tiffany wrote:
    >

    > > Hi Malke,
    > >
    > > I have done the followings
    > >
    > > 1) Use the same Workgroup Name for all the laptops and desktops in my
    > > office 2) set network type to Private
    > > 3) enabled filing sharing, public folder sharing and printer sharing under
    > > the Sharing and Discovery section
    > >
    > > I try to share a folder by right-click the folder that I want to share and
    > > then click share. The file sharing window is displayed. I want only
    > > selected people to be able to access this folder. Hence, i put in the
    > > names of those who are permitted to access this folder. I typed e.g. AMIN
    > > and click Add in the Choose people to share with's dialog box. the error
    > > msg pop up saying unable to locate user AMIN. Nothing wrong with the
    > > computer name. What could be the problems? Kindly advise
    >
    > 1. Do you have Windows Vista Business or Ultimate?
    > 2. Did you create the matching user accounts and passwords on all machines?
    > It sounds like you didn't.
    >
    > Malke
    > --
    > MS-MVP
    > Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
    > FAQ - http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
    >
    >

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  9. #8


    Malke Guest

    Re: file sharing

    Tiffany wrote:

    > Hi Malke,
    >
    > All the laptops or desktop are Window Vista Business.
    >
    > How to create the matching user accounts and passwords on all machines?
    > Kindly help.
    Assuming this is a Workgroup and not a domain, go to each computer and
    Control Panel>Users and create new users. Just the way you always create
    users! All the users and passwords must match those on the other computers
    if you want to share resources among them.

    *****
    Create matching user accounts and passwords on all machines. You do not need
    to be logged into the same account on all machines and the passwords
    assigned to each user account can be different; the accounts/passwords just
    need to exist and match on all machines. DO NOT NEGLECT TO CREATE
    PASSWORDS, EVEN IF ONLY SIMPLE ONES. If you wish a machine to boot directly
    to the Desktop (into one particular user's account) for convenience, you
    can do this. The instructions at this link work for both XP and Vista:

    Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) -
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm

    Malke
    --
    MS-MVP
    Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
    FAQ - http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ


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  10. #9


    Tiffany Guest

    Re: file sharing

    Hi Malke,

    I use 2 PCs (one laptop and one desktop, both using Window Vista Business)
    in my office for file sharing testing.

    I discover the desktop network connection is

    ABC (computer name) ----> multiple networks -----> internet

    I have created the same workgroup name on both the desktop and the laptop

    For the laptop network connection, it is

    DEF ----> KK ----> internet

    KK is the workgroup name for both PCs.

    I have added ABC as standard user on the laptop and DEF on the desktop. have
    also assigned password to the user. But still the file sharing does not work.
    The error message is the user has no rights to access the folder.

    Kindly help.

    Thank you!
    "Malke" wrote:

    > Tiffany wrote:
    >

    > > Hi Malke,
    > >
    > > All the laptops or desktop are Window Vista Business.
    > >
    > > How to create the matching user accounts and passwords on all machines?
    > > Kindly help.
    >
    > Assuming this is a Workgroup and not a domain, go to each computer and
    > Control Panel>Users and create new users. Just the way you always create
    > users! All the users and passwords must match those on the other computers
    > if you want to share resources among them.
    >
    > *****
    > Create matching user accounts and passwords on all machines. You do not need
    > to be logged into the same account on all machines and the passwords
    > assigned to each user account can be different; the accounts/passwords just
    > need to exist and match on all machines. DO NOT NEGLECT TO CREATE
    > PASSWORDS, EVEN IF ONLY SIMPLE ONES. If you wish a machine to boot directly
    > to the Desktop (into one particular user's account) for convenience, you
    > can do this. The instructions at this link work for both XP and Vista:
    >
    > Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) -
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm
    >
    > Malke
    > --
    > MS-MVP
    > Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
    > FAQ - http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
    >
    >

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  11. #10


    Malke Guest

    Re: file sharing

    Tiffany wrote:

    > Hi Malke,
    >
    > I use 2 PCs (one laptop and one desktop, both using Window Vista Business)
    > in my office for file sharing testing.
    >
    > I discover the desktop network connection is
    >
    > ABC (computer name) ----> multiple networks -----> internet
    >
    > I have created the same workgroup name on both the desktop and the laptop
    >
    > For the laptop network connection, it is
    >
    > DEF ----> KK ----> internet
    >
    > KK is the workgroup name for both PCs.
    >
    > I have added ABC as standard user on the laptop and DEF on the desktop.
    > have also assigned password to the user. But still the file sharing does
    > not work. The error message is the user has no rights to access the
    > folder.
    Then you have permissions set incorrectly on the folder. Since I can't see
    what you're doing, I have no idea what you're doing incorrectly. Where is
    the folder?

    Please refer to this link about Vista sharing to see if you've covered all
    the bases:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

    Malke
    --
    MS-MVP
    Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
    FAQ - http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ


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