Quote: Originally Posted by 83SanDimas
Give permission to who? Do I need to create a user first? If I create a user here the user shows up on my log on screen for this computer. I do not want to have 15 different users on this machine just to share a few folders on the network
I have a simple trick that might get you around the problem you're having...
Create a "Common Account" on each of your machines... Call it say "Sharing" and give it a password... Now when someone logs onto the network they will be asked for an account name that exists on the target computer... All they have to do --no matter who they are or what machine they're on-- is enter the common account user name and password and tell the system to remember it. Voila... full sharing for everyone. (Think of it as a network wide password.)
A nice side effect of this is that you can set one set of permissions on each machine for the common account... i.e. you can make it read only, so that nobody can change anyone else's files.