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vishalhak • Jan 7, 2008

help needed in sharing policy!!

hello friends,
i am using my notebook over a local area network.
if i share my disk partition, can any one of you explain me how to give selective access to the computers present on the network.😉😉
Prasad Ajinkya
Prasad Ajinkya • Jan 8, 2008
Hi Vishal,
Are you guys on a domain? which OS are you using? hope its not WinXP Home.

If NO is an answer for both the questions, then check the Sharing and Security tabs of file sharing.
vishalhak • Jan 9, 2008
No, I am not on a domain and im using windows xp professional edition.
Prasad Ajinkya
Prasad Ajinkya • Jan 10, 2008
OK, then do the following -
1. create a user on your local machine, keep a password for him
2. enable sharing for the folder which you want to share
3. in the security tab of your sharing and security, give access not to everyone, but to only the user you had created
4. give the access details to anyone whom you want to share that folder with

that shud do. It works better with domains though. A simpler solution is to use a freeware called as IPMessenger to transfer files and to chat over the same LAN.

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