Quote: Originally Posted by streetglow
well, i have the same settings as you showed under home network, i have disabled everything under public window/drop down. i havent created any domain just only workgroup. but still somehow i have to give permission to "everyone" user, rather then a specific user from either of the computer. the thing is i have only once user on each computer, both the user names are same, but there's no password, apart from that, yes they are under one workgroup, thats the default workgroup. when i search for user's under permission, i still cant see the same user name from either computer. ie its like this desktop has user name lucky and no password and laptop also has user name lucky and no password, however, when im trying to give rights/permission, i would like to see user name desktop\lucky from laptop and goes same with desktop as well. cuz i belive anybody who enter's my network if has the same default workgroup, then they might access my local disk drive's so i would love to share them only with the specific user thats me rather then everyone.
The only way to make that work is to create another user account on both machines then share through those names. You will only have the choice of "Everyone" unless you do that.
The following procedure is required in order to give you those sharing options.
Tim Stitt wrote this up awhile back.
When the users connect, you need to have password sharing enabled (i.e. they must put in a password to enter the shared computer (they can always save this so they need not enter it next time). You now need 2 local users on the Windows 7 computer, e.g. call them user1 and user2 with their own respective passwords. Don't make them ADMIN users.
Note that you also need to remap the drives and use these logins and passwords for the drive mapping.
Now user1 has access to everything, so on the outside folder give them complete access (or read only as you desire, including access to the special folder inside). Repeat this action for user2. Now go to the special folder that you only want user1 to have access to. right click on it and select properties/security. On the permissions tab, have a look and write down the current permission settings (this is an important reducndancy step should something you do fail later). Now look for a tickbox to inherit parent permissions and untick this. Now give permissions only to those users that you want to access this folder. Be aware that you probably need SYSTEM and CREATOR OWNER on there.
Like all good plans, switch user to user1 on the Windows 7 box and test that they can locally access what they are supposed to. Repeat with User2. Now remap the drives with the new passwords and give the passwords out to the users.
This should fix your issue.