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Windows 7: sharing with specific users/computers in the network


20 Mar 2011   #1

desktop: win7 professional x86, laptop: win7 prof. x64
 
 
sharing with specific users/computers in the network

Okay, i have a desktop and a laptop:

desktop:
user: alex
password: password

laptop:
user: alex
password: password

On the laptop, i now want to share a folder with the desktop, but only for the desktop, not for the whole homegroup, nor the whole network.

They are both in the same homegroup, as well as some other computers.

As the accounts are the same I added the user 'alex' in the advanced sharing-options with full control. But it ditn't work, so I googled and also added full control for the user alex in the security options. But if I want to acces the folder from the desktop, I still get "no permissions". I, resp the user alex have/has admin-rights on both machines.

Did I miss something?

I noticed that in the advanced settings of both sharing and security I can always just choose the local machine as a "location"... got this something to do with my problem?

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22 Mar 2011   #2

desktop: win7 professional x86, laptop: win7 prof. x64
 
 

*bump*
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25 Mar 2011   #3

desktop: win7 professional x86, laptop: win7 prof. x64
 
 

anyone?
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25 Mar 2011   #4

 

technically, having a user account called "Alex" on both computers is not going to work like you think it should.
The Alex account on Pc1 actually looks like: "Pc1\Alex" ... thus creating an "Alex" account on Pc2 = "Pc2\Alex" Each account is authenticated as a different "S-I-D" secure ID.


Generally in a workgroup you won't be able to change the "Location" of the user account you're attempting to give access to... example: Location being PC1: won't allow you to give access to "Pc2\Alex".
To gain access from 1 machine to the other, you can simply add the "Everyone" group into the security properties to give access to anyone on the network.
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25 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just out of curiosity... Do you want to continue to have the home group on or do you want it off because that function shares every file with everyone that is on the home group.

OR

We can show you how to make it folder specified with special permissions per person.
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26 Mar 2011   #6

desktop: win7 professional x86, laptop: win7 prof. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
To gain access from 1 machine to the other, you can simply add the "Everyone" group into the security properties to give access to anyone on the network.
But what if I just want to share it with that specific computer and not the whole network or homegroup?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
Just out of curiosity... Do you want to continue to have the home group on or do you want it off because that function shares every file with everyone that is on the home group.

OR

We can show you how to make it folder specified with special permissions per person.
I want to continue to have the homegroup on.
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30 Mar 2011   #7

 

In workgroup, generally you won't have access to the other machine locations when specifying access to other computers... You'll need to create a local account on the host machine and configure the other computer to login with the hosted local computer as it's domain in the login.

Your login will look like this:
Username: HostPCname\Local user account name
Password will be set to whatever you want.

You'll need to add the Host computer's name before the user name to determine it's location and account attributes.

PCNAME\USERNAME - is very important.
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31 Mar 2011   #8

desktop: win7 professional x86, laptop: win7 prof. x64
 
 

so in my case, assuming my desktop was named "pc-desktop" and my laptop "pc-laptop", i'd have to create on the desktop the user "pc-laptop/alex" , i order to share something on my desktop only for the laptop-alex ?
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31 Mar 2011   #9

 

" backslash...

pc-laptop\alex

but yes
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02 Apr 2011   #10

desktop: win7 professional x86, laptop: win7 prof. x64
 
 

ok. thanks!!
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