My problem is on a peer-to-peer network involving XP Pro and Vista Business.
Identical user accounts are on all machines. I've applied the KB922120
patch to XP. The Vista machine has sharing enabled, password required. I
can access the Vista Machine via Remote Desktop from the XP machine.
I want to share some folders on the Vista machine with the XP machine and
only with specific users. I right-click a folder ("Test") that I want to
share and select the Sharing tab. The Share button is disabled, so I use
the Advanced Sharing button and add the Administrators group, giving it full
control. I log on to the XP machine as an administrator that exists on the
The Vista machine can see and access shares on the XP machine. The XP
machine can /see/ all shares on the Vista machine, but can only /access/ the
Public folders. I get an Access Denied error when I try to open the "Test"
However, if I add the Everyone group to the "Test" shared folder on Vista,
then I can access the folder from XP.
Why is this and how can I share only with the correct specific users rather
than with Everyone?
eveningstar at die-spammer-die dash mvps dot org