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    Limited Sharing

    My friend Anne has the following situation :
    PC with XP Pro and two printers
    Laptop with XP Home
    PC with Windows ME
    All connected to a Lynksys router to connect to cable.
    All join the same workgroup and share the printers.

    Is it possible to share some directories between the two XP pc's so that the ME pc don't have access to them ?
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    Francois

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    Re: Limited Sharing

    Would you be wanting to limit access based on WHO was logged into a machine, rather that which PC was trying to access it?
    I'm probably not going to be too much help as I'm used to domain networking, but right clicking on a folder in XP Pro allows you to define sharing on a user by user basis.

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    Re: Limited Sharing

    As there is only one user on each pc, I can configure it like I want. On user level or pc level.
    When I right click on a shared directory I can't find anything to shared it on a user basis. Is this a feature when the pc is configured as domain and not available in workgroup configuration ?
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    Re: Limited Sharing

    The screen where you enable / disable sharing should have a permissions button to control who is allowed access.

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    Re: Limited Sharing

    Stuart,

    This is what I have.
    Francois

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    Re: Limited Sharing

    I wonder if you have configured this Windows XP Pro system for "Simple File Sharing". Have a look in Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > View and check the status of "Use simple file sharing (Recommended)"

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    Re: Limited Sharing

    According to this page at windowsnetworking.com, the limitation is with XP Home, where sharing is an all or nothing affair. (I think the table headers are out of line and the XP Pro and XP Home headers should be over the two right hand columns.)

    The answer might be to create a hidden share - as described at PracticallyNetworked.com - but, as they say, may depend on the capabilities of whom you are trying to keep out!

    (I have "Allow simple file sharing" allowed on this XP Pro I'm on at the moment and it doesn't seem to affect setting permissions by user.)

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    Re: Limited Sharing

    Turning off simple file sharing give me the same windows as in Stuarts post.
    Then it was a matter of creating a user on the XP pro with the same name and password as on the laptop and with the help of the link Leif give, I was able to share the directories on the XP pro for the Laptop and not for the ME pc.
    All well now.
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    Re: Limited Sharing

    Thank you all for your help !

    Kind regards

    Anne

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