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Windows 7: Network Sharing


16 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Network Sharing

Hi there, need some assistance. I need to share infomation ( client folders) on & business accross a network, problem is, client wants only some people to access certain info, how do I setup this feature. ie shared folder. C:\designs only to be accessed by steve in accounts and lilly on factory floor and no-one else. Been trying for days with only frustration to show for it. 8 XP pc's and " Server" on 7 business
Is this possible?

How, please assist

Thank you

Ant

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16 Feb 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

You could create Groups and add users into them. Then in the permissions of the folder, add those groups...etc
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17 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antcs View Post
Hi there, need some assistance. I need to share infomation ( client folders) on & business accross a network, problem is, client wants only some people to access certain info, how do I setup this feature. ie shared folder. C:\designs only to be accessed by steve in accounts and lilly on factory floor and no-one else. Been trying for days with only frustration to show for it. 8 XP pc's and " Server" on 7 business
Is this possible?

How, please assist

Thank you

Ant
There is no practical way of doing this with Windows 7. As Aem pointed out, you would need too create another Group account just for sharing with a particular person in order share with only that person. You can share with individual users on the same machine but on the LAN the only way is to create another Share Group and set up shares with the User you need to share with. Royally sucks I agree there should be a more practiacal way of doing this.
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18 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 
sharing

Hi there, just need to clear the facts. I must add user to server, then create groups and add those users to the groups. Am I understanding correct?
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18 Feb 2010   #5
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I assume you want to create a group and adding domain user accounts?

In Computer Manager, Group, create new groups and in New Group window, you click Add (to add members). The Select Users box come up.

There you can choose Object Type, Locations (this is where if you have domain users, you would select/browse the location/domain), Check Names (type in the names of the user account and check if your machine can locate them).
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18 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 
Domain

Thx for the reply. We are not using a domain. Just workgroup. all 9 or 10 pcs on workgroup. is this a problem? If I were to create an user account on the server for each user on the network. Do I use the pc's name or the user on that pc. ok, so once I solved that one, do I then create a group and add some user to that group. Then set permissions as per that group. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Thx
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18 Feb 2010   #7
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antcs View Post
Thx for the reply. We are not using a domain. Just workgroup. all 9 or 10 pcs on workgroup. is this a problem? If I were to create an user account on the server for each user on the network. Do I use the pc's name or the user on that pc. ok, so once I solved that one, do I then create a group and add some user to that group. Then set permissions as per that group. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Thx
How many users do you have to deal with?
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19 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

17 users, in three parts of the factory all connected to the same workgroup. All Windows xp. No PC passwords in use currently. thank you
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19 Feb 2010   #9
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

With 17 users, i think you better off setting up a domain and use domain accounts.

Edit: Found something might be good reading if you want to try workgroup...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323420/en-us
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