Quote: Originally Posted by Corpsecrank
Putting a password on the computers in question or changing anything for that matter is not an option because those computers are not mine and are part of a business.
Basically I was asked if there was some way that 2 of the computers in the one office could bounce files quickly and easily without other machines on the network being able to see those files. I figured that making a shared folder on one machine and then restricting access to that folder to only the other computer in the room might be the best idea.
Little did I know that you could not simply restrict access to a specific computer and that you had to add an entire group of some type.
The problem for me is that I can only seem to add everyone if I want anyone outside of the host computer to be able to access the share.
If I were able to make a new group and add the second computer to that group I might be able to allow just that one new group to access the share. The problem is that I don't know anything about creating a new group for that and even if I did create that group how would that affect the way that computer acts on the network. I have to make sure that I am not causing any problems on this network while trying to make this happen.
Just adding the special Users to the machine being shared from isn't all that difficult. And the passwords can be remembered by the machine if you choose that option. The directions make it look harder than it really is. It's very simple once you do it the first time. The method I posted is the only way far as I know.
But I agree there should be an easier way. Individual users would need to show up on the permissions list without adding those users to the machine account. For some reason it doesn't work like that, it's either everyone or nobody otherwise. The method I posted has been tried and was proven to work by the way.
There may be a way to set up dual ownership on a file but I havn't tried that yet.