Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Need help sharing specific users in 7 home premium please!!

05 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
Need help sharing specific users in 7 home premium please!!

Hello all, First off I'd like to thank anyone who helps me with this in advance.

I recently built a dedicated server system for my home to serve movie files, music, pics, things of that nature and we have a few kids in the household who like to click without thinking and delete things and I'm scared my stored files are going to be deleted accidently by one of the kids if I don't restrict their access. I am computer savvy and have knowledge of drive permissions to a point but I cannot get the server to allow unlimited access to me but restricted access to the kids. The server is running windows 7 Home Premium X64.

Here's what I've tried to no avail.

1. created local user accounts on the server for everyone in the family.

2. shared the drives, I removed "everyone" from both the security tab and the sharing tab. added the specific users to both the security tab and the sharing tab and set the permissions according to whether I want read or read/write access. I also left SYSTEM and administrators intact in both tabs.

3. went to the client computers and created accounts that mimmick both the user names and passwords of the accounts on the server.

When I try to access the drives from the client computers I get "Windows cannot access \\server\X you don't have permission to access \\server\X If I go into the drive properties and Re add "Everyone" then it allows me in but with all read/write access. From what I've read this should work, what am I missing? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium X64

160 views and no responses, am I doing something wrong, is this beyond the scope of the people on this site???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

1. Windows 7 Home Premium was not designed to be a Server System.

2. Windows 7 Home Premium does not have a User Group policy.

3. What you might try is this Tutorial by Brink and see if it will help. I have never used it but it might be of help.

Parental Controls - Setup and Use

Please note.

160 viewers does not mean a 160 members that can post have viewed your thread. They can be people from all over the world that are not members and can not reply to your thread.

I'm sure their are members with more knowledge than I on this subject matter.

I have asked for others to take a look at your thread and see if they can give some input.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Oct 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Jack, you are right about Home Prem not being a server but this can be done. :)

Most likely password protected sharing is off on the server PC so anyone trying to access is opening a session on the server as a guest (part of Everyone). And then being stopped by the NTFS and sharing permissions.

thegen99999 open Network and Sharing Center - Change Advanced Sharing Settings - scroll to the bottom - Turn on password protected sharing (hopefully this will solve the issue :))
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Thanks GokAy for coming to help.
I really have never worked with sharing much because all of my computers have always been one user, ME.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Need help sharing specific users in 7 home premium please!!

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
LAN file sharing between 2 specific computers on home WiFi network
Hello everyone! I don't usually go the "beg for help on an unknown forum" route but I'm clearly out of my depth on this issue and hours of furious Googling and tweaking have not helped me one bit. What I'm trying to do is trying to setup file sharing between 2 computers connected by an...
Network & Sharing
W7 home premium, DHCP keep insist on connecting to a specific IP
Hi all, first time poster. Big howdy to all. My laptop with W7 home premium has developed a problem recently. When it tried to log on to the home wifi. 1. It will connect but the DHCP insist on connecting to a specific IP address, in this case ( 2. Then tells itself that the...
Network & Sharing
sharing with specific users/computers in the network
Okay, i have a desktop and a laptop: desktop: user: alex password: password laptop: user: alex password: password
Network & Sharing
File sharing to specific users
I have two computers that are currently set up with the "homegroup" settings. One is my laptop, and the other is a Desktop. On my laptop I currently have only one user profile (Tom Laptop). On the desktop I currently have 2 user profiles, Media Center and Tom Desktop. Does anyone know...
Network & Sharing
How to limit shares to specific machines in Windows 7 Home Premium
I have a guest in my house. I would like to allow them access to the internet through my home network, but prevent them from accessing files on my machines, without preventing my machines from sharing with each other. Can I do this in Windows 7 Home Premium? Advanced sharing options just seem to...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:59.
Twitter Facebook Google+