secure folders in a workgroup

  wavesailor 11:48 14 Jul 05
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What are the steps required to restrict access to certain users to sensitive folders in a workgroup? I really need to be able to attach a user name and password to these folders so they may be seen but not accessed by everyone.
I have tried turning off simple file sharing but I can't find any information to help me set up network security only adding users to each workstation! am I missing something here.

  Forum Editor 16:17 14 Jul 05

you can only set permissions on a drive that's formatted to use NTFS, but I assume that is the case here anyway.

You can only set permissions on network folders if your computer is connected to a network domain - if you're simply in a Windows Workgroup (the usual scenario in home networks) then you can't do it. In that situation the best you can do is make the folders private, which means that no other network user can access the contents.

  Forum Editor 16:23 14 Jul 05

that in order to run a network domain at home you would need to set up one computer as a server. That machine would need to run a special version of Windows, such as Windows Small business server 2003.

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