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Windows 7: multiple share levels

14 Mar 2011   #1

multiple share levels

I have a single share (one folder) on my network of win7 and xp machines. It is WIDE open, in that everyone has read/write access to this share and has full privileges through the EVERYONE user group.

I now want to give some machines (win7 & xp) read only access and other machines(win7 & xp) full access.

Do I have to become a networking guru to do this or can a simple small business owner do it?

Can you point me in the right direction here?


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14 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Hi. Something to think about: Would you rather do it by machine, or by user?
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14 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Well anyway. Right-click on the folder you are sharing, choose Properties, click the Sharing tab, click the Advanced Sharing button, check the "Share this folder" checkbox, click on permissions, and there you can add/remove users/groups, and you can set specifically what they can control.
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14 Mar 2011   #4


Okay I'll trybthis tomorrow when go in, but by user we are talking about a macihines user sign on name or what?
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16 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

Hi clincoln777, yes, I was specifically talking about the user's "sign on name". That is generally considered the most secure way to give network file share access. I don't really deal with home-group crap or anything like that as I work in an enterprise environment, but I know that he area I mentioned is where you will most likely find the settings you need to do what you want, or a workaround.

I don't recommend "machine name" as this means that ANYBODY logged into that machine will have whatever access you assign to that machine. Not really all that secure......
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