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Windows 7: Workgroup setup questions


23 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 
Workgroup setup questions

HI!! I was referred to this forum from a friend on another forum. That being said, let me post my questions. My experience in this area is very very new. A little information that may be needed: I own a design company that i run at home. Work has been good and i would like to bring on some friends to assist. I have a studio built at my house. On my network i have 8 computers. Five of the computers are based in my studio. Those 5 are the following:

1 FTP server, OS: Server 2008 R2
1 WAMP Server, OS: Windows 7 32-bit
3 Design/ Work station computers, OS 7 pro 64-bit

My overall goal is to setup a workgroup for these five computers. HOWEVER, i would like them to access files on my FTP, BUT users that are setup on each computer, i want to be able to assign only certain folders located on the FTP.

Example:
Clients, Design Templates, Work files.

If a buddy is on one workstation, we will call him Joe101. Well Joe101 is setup as a user on a workstation through accounts, but i only want him to access the Work files folder on the FTP and not be able to access Clients or Design Templates folder.

Next, I would like to be able to access the HTdocs folder on my wamp BY WEB Browser from another station. The same rule still applies as above. I would only like to allow certain users that are setup on workstations access to my WAMP.

Now if someone could tell me how to set this up, wether it be on the FTP or on each workstation/ design station it would be great.

I also love tutorials or books


THANKS!!

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23 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think the easiest way to set this up is to have a FTP server on each machine that allows you to setup access for each one of your friends on the servers. That way you can go into the program and give each friend a username and password and set the folders on which they can access and give them read access or whatever access you want. Each ftp server program is different on the way you set those up and pretty easy to do when following the instructions. Each one of you friends in turned would have a ftp client to access the servers each with the username and password you provide and when they login they will see there only able to access the folders that you assign.
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23 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

having an FTP on EACH machine is not a practical option. There has to be a way that i can setup a workgroup and allow specific rights to the folders for each machine
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24 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

any other input?
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24 Aug 2011   #5

Win7 Ult. 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by graphicsman View Post
There has to be a way that i can setup a workgroup and allow specific rights to the folders for each machine
In my experience, it's not possible through Windows networking.

edit: short of using domains, that is.
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24 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is a workgroup PDF http://www.paracletehs.org/academics.../workgroup.pdf that has links to other resources from Microsoft on how to setup workgroups and setting up shares and what not. I believe the only reason you haven't had to many replies on your post explaining on how to do it, is just because of the amount of information your asking for, and the amount of information we would require about each machine and users and all that. It's one of those jobs that requires hands on if you know what I mean at least for me.
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24 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Thanks but that really didnt do anything for me. I just can't figure out how to only allow people to view certain folders on the network
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24 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Just curious but if my server was a NAS, how would you set the folders as certain user access.
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26 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

I think i solved it and did it

For anyone that might want to know. I setup a workgroup with a unique name. What i did was on my FTP server i added users (not as admins) and went to each folder and said it gets "X" privileges. Then on certain workstations for certain buddies i created a user with the same credientials as i did on the FTP. I went to network and found the server, double clicked and it asked me for my user name and password (once for the ftp and once for the computer i was on). I saved the login event. I then opened up my computer and went to Map drive. Selected the drive and features then right clicked on the drive and pasted it on my desktop. All privileges and permissions work. Only took me two weeks to learn something new, lol.
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