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Windows 7: Sharing with limited users on network

18 Jan 2010   #11

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I very much appreciate your help, but I don't think we are on the same page yet. Let's call my computer "Computer A." I have the bookkeeping on Computer A. If I set up a dummy user on Computer A, the dummy user can access the bookkeeping while sitting at Computer A, and no other user on Computer A can access the bookkeeping unless I give them permission. This much I understand. But I want the dummy user to be able to access the bookkeeping while sitting a Computer B. So far, I can enable the dummy user to access the bookkeeping while sitting at Computer B, but only if everyone on the netwook can access bookkeeping.
Thus, users on Computer C, D, E can also access the bookkeeping. I want to limit access to the bookkeeping to me on Computer A and the dummy user on Computer B, while at the same time allowing everyone on the network to access other files on Computer A. Suggestions?
You are going to have to be more specific. Bookkeeping is ambiguous in this post. Do you mean bookkeeping as in the network of comuters, like A and B, or bookkeeping as in certain folder/files on computer A.

The suggestion earlier will work if bookkeeping refers to certain files on Computer A. You can share all your files with other users. But explicitly mark only the files you want to share with User B with the permissions of the dummy account.

If bookkeeping is refering to a network, then you'll actually need to make the same dummy user account on both A and B.

He wants computer B to have access to a Book keeping file on Computer A, but he doesn't want the user from Computer B to come to Computer A to log onto Computer A as well..... He just wants to set permissions to a user and not a user account for the PC itself.
Ah ok. Rather than adding a dummy account, you can just add his personal Computer B account.

When you add an account to the share permissions dialog, by right clicking Folder 2010, add using:

Computer B Name\User B

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18 Jan 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

I would go the groups method.
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18 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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When I click on "Share with," the only users listed are users on my computer. I want to make the folder available to a limited number of people on the network, i.e., users on other computers on the network. The entire office network is connected to the Internet, so it is technically a public network. Right now, I am sharing some folders on my computer with everyone on the network by putting the folders in the "public" user folder. Still, I can't seem to share any folder with just a few users on one of the other computers. Suggestions?
You must have missed the part in the tutorial where it says to "type in the user name" You can type in any user name on your network. Just type username-PC. It's really not difficult at all. I tried it and it works for me. This is a built in feature, no need to create another account just to share with specific people.

Do you have to specify the Computer's name too? For instance....

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18 Jan 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

That only seems like it works with user accounts on the same machine. Seems like there should be an easier way for this to work accross the network. Two accounts maybe the only way across the network but that seems kind of drastic for such a simple task. If only you could set up dual ownership on a file somehow that might do it.

The work around is in this thread but it seems pretty desperate to me. I'm surprized there isn't a better option for this. Maybe Windows 8 will have it.
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