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Disable admin Share C$ for Specific Users

Q: Disable admin Share C$ for Specific Users

Hello,
I was trying to figure out a way to block admin share access over windows domain network.
These are my requirements:

Desktop Support Engineers should have administrator privileges on all domain joined windows workstation machines. Domain Users should not have administrator privileges on their workstations.Desktop support engineers should not be able to access admin share over the network.Domain Admin must have full access on Admin Share.
So I have added NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE as a member of Buit-In administrators group and I have added Desktop Support Group as a member of NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE.
Which actually blocked admin share access over network for Desktop support engineers. however I was not able to control Domain Users getting Administrative privileges on domain joined PCs from above settings.

How can I control this admin share access?

Thanks in advance.
Isurinda.

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Hi Team,

As per our security requirement we need to block C$ share on the network,but we need to enable Admin$ as we are using SCCM to push softwares ,how to achieve this?

TechGUy,System Administrator.

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There is a user, Dad, with admin privileges on a Windows 7 machine (this is me).

There are other users, kid1 and kid2, with no admin privileges (my kids ;-) )

I want to let kid1 and kid2 access the contents of a directory in my userspace C:\Users\Dad\ . In fact it's not at the top level, let's say it's C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud\photos (because it is). I want to let kid1 have read/write access and kid2 read only access.

I navigated my way to C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud and then right-clicked on photos, clicked on properties, clicked on the sharing tab, and did what looked like the sensible thing (gave the kids the required access).

I then logged in as kid2 and attempted to find my way to C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud\photos. I got there -- but on the way I saw far too much -- kid2 can see a complete list of the names of all files and directories in D:\Users\Dad (not ideal) and also names of all files and directories in C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud (which is not acceptable, because that is my entire life in the cloud).

Is this expected behaviour when sharing directories in Windows? If not, what did I do wrong?

If so then this is no good and I guess I need a workaround. The problem is that I am not at all sure that I can move the directory, because it part of a cloud storage service (like Dropbox, but a different company) and as far as I know that directory ...\ownCloud\photos (the one I want to share with my kids) must be a subdirectory of ...\ownCloud (the one that I really don't want my kids ... Read more

A:Admin wants to share a directory with non-admin users

NTFS Folder Permissions

I'm thinking if you create a symbolic link in C:\Users\Public you may be able to let the kids go directly to the shared folder. Perhaps then you can deny Traverse permission to block the parent folder. But I haven't done it myself.

Stoik Joker,who has the NTFS permissions page in the above link, is also a regular poster on DonationCoder.com. You may be able to ask for clarifications there. And of course someone with SysAdmin type experience may chime in here.

If you succeed using external info please post the solution.

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My computer started acting funny after watching videos online and getting tons of pop-ups. Some of which claimed I could have a potential virus. Now I know this came from a site and I should never read into it. but it had me wondering.
Then i noticed all of sudden some of the websites I was looking at like would stop opening and would be unavailble.
Now I have AVG Virus Protection on my computer. It is letting me know that my PC health is not good cause the administrative share is enabled and it says I should disable it. 
i do not fully understand what this means and why this was an issue in the first place. What should I do? Do I enable or disable and why?

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I want to be able to share Administrator documents and files with user acoounts on the same computer.... without having access to the internet.


I only have one computer. But I have 7 different user accounts on that one computer. I want each of my users to have access to the Administrators documents (files and folders etc)

I went to Administrator Documents, then I Right clicked on a folder, then I clicked on Share With>specific people> I click on the user account and then I get a box saying my folder was succcessfully shared, and now I need to email a link to the specific user account.

I do all this and then switch user. I go to the users email and try to click on the link and it wont click. I try to copy and paste into the users documents, but it will not copy and paste.

I go to the user's Documents and try to see if there is a link there....but nothing is there.

What am I doing wrong?
thanks
Granny

A:one computer, 7 users accounts need to share admin documents

I looked thru HELP, but I have only a single computer. I am not trying to interact with other computers, so I cant belong to a domain, workgroup or homegroup, because all these seem to involve multiple computers.

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and now I'm stuck. I cant install some programs or drivers because the Admin user is disable.

How I did it?
I changed my user in the "control panel"to a "Standart User" and I used the "Local users and groups" to disable the Administrator account. How can I now get administration?

A:I made my user to be a Standard Users but admin disable

Hello Jiddisch, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Usually when you do not have an administrator account available to log in with, you can boot into Safe Mode through the Advanced Boot Options screen to use the built-in Administrator account to then change your account back to an administrator account type instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello Everyone,

I have an issue with Sharing a Folder on a Windows SBS 2011 Domain.

On my Windows 7 Client Computer I want to Share one particular folder, but not with "Everybody". Instead I just want to share the Folder with one colleague - Brendon.

Toward this end I enabled Sharing on the folder and gave Brendon permission to access the share as follows:



As you can see above I have given Brendon complete access to the Share!

Additionally in the Security Settings I gave Brendon complete access - like so;

[IMG]www.systemcontrol.com.au/dd/Security-for-Brendon.jpg[/IMG]

*** Notice above that I have hidden the surname of my colleague, but otherwise all details are clearly represented ***

As can be seen Brendon has "Full control" under the Security Tab.

Given the above settings I expected that Brendon would be able to access the Shared folder (which is located on my workstation).

However when attempting to look at the Share from Brendon's computer we were met with the following message:



Because I couldn't specifically give Brendon access I chose to apply the "Everyone" group to both the Share & Security tabs -



Now Brendon can access the Shared Folder but so can everybody else, which isn't the desired outcome.

I don't understand why this is happening, because the "Everyone" group contains Domain Users, and Brendon is also a Domain User.

If anybody can shed some light on what I am mi... Read more

A:Can't Share a Folder to specific users on a Domain, only to "Everyone"

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mr Davo


Hello Everyone,

I have an issue with Sharing a Folder on a Windows SBS 2011 Domain.

On my Windows 7 Client Computer I want to Share one particular folder, but not with "Everybody". Instead I just want to share the Folder with one colleague - Brendon.

Toward this end I enabled Sharing on the folder and gave Brendon permission to access the share as follows:



As you can see above I have given Brendon complete access to the Share!

Additionally in the Security Settings I gave Brendon complete access - like so;

[IMG]www.systemcontrol.com.au/dd/Security-for-Brendon.jpg[/IMG]

*** Notice above that I have hidden the surname of my colleague, but otherwise all details are clearly represented ***

As can be seen Brendon has "Full control" under the Security Tab.

Given the above settings I expected that Brendon would be able to access the Shared folder (which is located on my workstation).

However when attempting to look at the Share from Brendon's computer we were met with the following message:



Because I couldn't specifically give Brendon access I chose to apply the "Everyone" group to both the Share & Security tabs -



Now Brendon can access the Shared Folder but so can everybody else, which isn't the desired outcome.

I don't understand why this is happening, because the "Everyone" group contains Domain Users, and Brendon is also a Domain... Read more

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Hello Everyone,

I have an issue with Sharing a Folder on a Windows SBS 2011 Domain.

On my Windows 7 Client Computer I want to Share one particular folder, but not with "Everybody". Instead I just want to share the Folder with one colleague - Brendon.

Toward this end I enabled Sharing on the folder and gave Brendon permission to access the share as follows:

As you can see above I have given Brendon complete access to the Share!

Additionally in the Security Settings I gave Brendon complete access - like so;


*** Notice above that I have hidden the surname of my colleague, but otherwise all details are clearly represented ***

As can be seen Brendon has "Full control" under the Security Tab.

Given the above settings I expected that Brendon would be able to access the Shared folder (which is located on my workstation).

However when attempting to look at the Share from Brendon's computer we were met with the following message:

Because I couldn't specifically give Brendon access I chose to apply the "Everyone" group to both the Share & Security tabs -
Now Brendon can access the Shared Folder but so can everybody else, which isn't the desired outcome.

I don't understand why this is happening, because the "Everyone" group contains Domain Users, and Brendon is also a Domain User.

If anybody can shed some light on what I am missing and help me to restrict Shared Folder access to specific users it will ... Read more

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Greetings,
I have an odd issue.. a user reports that they are unable to access a network shared folder from their PC. Here is what I have gathered so far:
-The network share is from their PC located at C:\SQL2014. The share name is SQL2014. Their hostname for this example is "ABC".
-If I attempt to connect to the share from the user's PC ABC to \\ABC\SQL2014 I get the generic error:
  "Windows cannot access \\ABC\SQL2014
   You do not have permission to access \\ABC\SQL2014. Contact your network administrator to request access."
-If I attempt to connect to the share by ABC's IP \\192.168.1.140\SQL2014 I can access it.
-If I attempt to connect to the share by ABC's FQDN at  \\ABC.domain.com\SQL2014 I can access it.
-If I map ABC\SQL2014 as a drive letter, I can access it.
-Connecting to this share works fine from any other PC other than ABC.
-I've confirmed the error is affecting any profile old or new on ABC, which means it is a PC-wide issue on ABC.
-If I share C:\SQL2014 as ANY OTHER NAME OTHER THAN SQL2014, I can access it. As in if I share C:\SQL2014 with the share name SQL2014a, I can access \\ABC\SQL2014a.
-Deleted the share and recreated - same issue.
-Created C:\Test and shared it as SQL2014, cannot access \\ABC\SQL2014. It is NOT an issue with the actual SQL2014 folder.

From internet searches I've found the following solutions do not affect my case:
-Clearing CSC/Offline cache (most common working solution)
-C... Read more

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I have a unusual case where I need to setup two mapped network drives as two different users to the same share location. When I attempt to map the second drive after inputting the user name and password the system goes on its merry way for a few seconds
and then returns me back to the username/password input.
If I change the second mapped network drive to use the IP address the two shares work happily. If I manipulate the host file and point two paths to the same address then I can also work around this problem. However, I would simply like to know why I am blocked
from setting two mapped drives to point to the same share with different credentials? 
e.g.
TestFolder on TestServer is shared to TestUser1 & TestUser2 where the IP of TestServer is 192.168.0.2.
Case1
If I map S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser2 it will not work. 
Case2
Mapping S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\192.168.0.2\TestFolder using TestUser2 it will work and I can access the folder as the two different users.
Case 3
If I map S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1 it will also work (but I am accessing S: & T: as the same user). 
Why do cases 2 + 3 work, but case 1 does not? 

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I am trying to develop a GPO that will only apply to my primary laptop users while they are using their laptop but am having trouble getting it just right. What this GPO is meant to accomplish is to alter the default my documents location for my laptop users only while using their laptops. If the user signs into another system I don't want it to apply, and if someone else who is not the laptop's primary assigned user signs in, I don't want it to apply.

I have both a Laptops group under my Computers container and a LaptopUsers group under my user's container in AD, but when I apply the GPO to both of these groups it seems to affect these users everywhere, not just on their assigned laptops. The GPO is meant to redirect the My Documents folder from a network location to a local system location which will sync back to the network, so when the laptop is out of the office My Documents are still available.

Thanks for any advice!

A:Assigning GPO to specific users on specific systems

Put the GPO for the redirection into a sub OU of computers, link the GPO to that sub OU and then move the computers you want it to affect into that OU, in the scope/security options of the GPO, remove authenticated users and then enter the users you want the GPO to affect once you've done this, make sure its all tested.

I'm not an expert on GPO's and there is probably a much cleaner way to do it but thats how I've managed to do it in the past.

Regards

M

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On a specific PC certain users (not all) cannot access Intranet sites. User can access intranet sites normally on all other PCs (we use roaming profiles). I have logged on to the PC and everything works as normal, while affected user was logged on I was
able to run IE 11 As Different User (myself) and all intranet was available. GPupdate, killed off the user in Registry and \Users, deleted all stored user credentials (user oddly had 16 separate Communication Server creds; all but 1 expired), reboot and issue
still exist.

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Hi,

I created a new user acount for my son on my primary desktop. Upon creating it and logging in to the newly created account I see a bunch of my applications on his desktop. I want to make his desktop as clutter free and only have the apps he needs and uses.

Hastily I go and delete some of the shortcut icons only to later find that the same icons have also been deleted on MY desktop.

I later figured out that anything edited under "public desktop" would be shared & affects all users.

Is the only way around this situation to move the specific contents within "public desktop" into My (administer) "desktop" folder?

A:Specific desktop icons for specific users

Of course. The point of having a Desktop folder in your user directory is for this purpose. So use it for its intended purpose. I fail to see the reasoning behind wanting another solution when one is already staring you in the face.

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What is the best way to share execution priviledges between limited users, power users, and administrators?

Say an application has already been installed by a higher priviledged user type, and a limited user cannot execute it - e.g. an ISP login software, or Spy Sweeper. Note: ISP login software lacks profile, so I suppose I could just create that, however, Spy Sweeper is a head scratcher.

Should the application be uninstalled and reinstall under All Users? How do you install an application to allow All Users to use it?

I have already tried to use the "Run As" right-click Properties w/Shift key approach and that does not work.

Is there an approach with regard to local security policy that would do what I want to do? How is that done? Or, is Access Control List the way to go?

-- Tom
 

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bump
 

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I'm on a home network in my apartment set up by the upstairs roomate. In all, there are 4 computers: 2 upstairs and my 2 downstairs (laptop and desktop). All are running Windows 7. The house is wired with ethernet. My laptop connects to a wireless router downstairs configured as a switch.

Now, what I want to do is share my media folders and libraries with the entire network, but only share a few select folders between my 2 pcs downstairs. I have up until now just been sharing the media folders with permissions set to "everyone" and it has worked fine. My confusion starts when trying to only share the select folders on my 2 computers. I attempted to set up a HomeGroup with only my computers, but it seems you can only have one on a wired LAN.

Both of my computers have the same User Name and are set to use User Names and Passwords to control sharing. How do I go about setting permssion on certain folders to only allow access to them my other computer? I've set the "Share with.." setting to my account name, but they do not show up on the other. The only options I see there are: "User", "Guest", "Everyone", or "create new user".
 

A:share to specific PC's in Windows 7

I can't think of a single reason that homegroups won't work with wireless connections, Microsoft seems to think they will.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee449408%28WS.10%29.aspx

Is HomeGroup supported over wireless networks?

Yes. You can join computers to a homegroup whether they connect by using wired and wireless networking.
Click to expand...
 

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Hi,

This is probably simple enough, but I've Googled the topic to death with little success.

I'm sharing a few folders between two computers (both Windows 7) on my home network. The folders are each set to be shared with "Everyone."

Let's call the two computers/users Jack and Jill. What I'd like to do: only allow Jill to access Jack's shares, and vice-versa -- excluding any other computers on the network from accessing the folders. Is this possible?

(Note: When modifying the user permissions of the shared folders, users on other computers are not presented for me to choose. I've attempted to create user accounts on each computer, with names corresponding to the user accounts of the other, but that didn't work. Thus! my only workable option right now is "Everyone.")

We're dealing with 7 Starter, unfortunately, on both computers (so no homegroups).
Any ideas? Thanks a lot.

A:Share folders to specific computers only?

It's a bit tricky to set this up but it can be done if you follow the procedure below. Posted by TomStitt 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.

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Computer 1
Username: AAA
No password
AAA is an administrator

Computer 2
Username: AAA
No password
AAA is an administrator

Computer 3
Username: BBB
No password
BBB is an administrator

Computer 4
Username: CCC
No password
CCC is an administrator

There are 2 drives on all computers: C with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installed, and D. All computers are connecting to the same router.

What should I do if I want Computer 1 to access drive D of Computer 2 and Computer 2 to access drive D of computer 1 while Computer 3 and Computer 4 can't access any other drive apart from their own.

I have fully access to all computers' setting.

Thanks in advance for your help and sorry for my bad English

A:How to share drive with specific computer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tnsharea


Computer 1
Username: AAA
No password
AAA is an administrator

Computer 2
Username: AAA
No password
AAA is an administrator

Computer 3
Username: BBB
No password
BBB is an administrator

Computer 4
Username: CCC
No password
CCC is an administrator

There are 2 drives on all computers: C with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installed, and D. All computers are connecting to the same router.

What should I do if I want Computer 1 to access drive D of Computer 2 and Computer 2 to access drive D of computer 1 while Computer 3 and Computer 4 can't access any other drive apart from their own.

I have fully access to all computers' setting.

Thanks in advance for your help and sorry for my bad English


It's quite simple really, you will need to add each machine name as a standard account on every machine in your network. This will allow the machine names to show up on the NTFS permissions list so that you can set shares for each machine individually.

The first link shows you how to create a Standard User account, although you can also create an Admin account depending on the access you want to give that User.

The second link shows how to add Users to Groups which have predefined access.

It can take awhile for all this to sink as there are many possible variations of User access but once you get the hang of it then it's fairly simple.

User Account - Create

User Accounts - Add or Remove from ... Read more

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To All,I was unable to access a folder on a Win7 Home Premium PC from a WinXP Pro SP3 PC even though the user accounts on both PCs were in the same workgroup and had identical names. Also I had done the following:Use Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center then...click "Choose homegroup and sharing options" then...click "Change advanced sharing settings" then...scroll down to HomeGroup connections and press the following radio button: "Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers".I had also modified the properties of the folder to indicate sharing "with specific people", and the selected user account name was indicating read/write permissions.The key step I had overlooked was to apply a password to the user accounts on both PCs.I'm writing this because the requirement for passwords on both accounts hadn't been emphasized enough in any of the references I had consulted. The info may have been there, but it just didn't sink in.Since I am a relative newcomer to Win7, I stand ready to be corrected. If you know of a way to give read/write access to a folder on a Win7 box for a specific user on a WinXP box (and ONLY that specific user) without having passwords on the user accounts in both machines, please let me know.Thank youRayS

A:Share Folder With Specific User On Xp PC

See if this provides you with any insight: Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - How-To GeekIf not, I'll do my best to find a solution to your problem. There's no point in me delving off into it all when there is a tutorial for it already. But if that doesn't solve your problem, I'll roll up my sleeves and see what I can do.

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Hi

I have Four PCs, one is my home Desktop (HOME-PC) and Others are THREE laptops with different names connected to one wifi netowkr.
I often share folders from my HOME-PC so that other users can access them, but I can only share a folder with 'Everyone' but How do I share a folder in such a way, that only LAPTOP1 can access it?

A:How to share folders with Specific PCs on network.

This is what the Homegroup is for.

In this case you would want to create a Homegroup on the laptop1 or the Home-PC, don't allow the other machines to join this Homegroup and don't give them the password. At this point the two Homegroup machines will have full access to all shared folders on each others machines and will also have access to all shared folders on the Workgroup machines. But the Workgroup machines won't have access to any shared folders on either of the Homegroup machines.

The Homegroup creates Private Domain within the Workgroup.

Now lets assume that you want one of the workgroup machines to have access to a folder on one of the Homegroup machines.

You only need to add "Everyone" to the shared with list using the Homegroup style sharing settings in order to share that folder with the workgroup. The picture below makes this more clear. For this you would right click on a Library folder, choose "Share with" then "specific people" then use the Add button to add Everyone to the list, add read/write permissions as required.

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Im using Windows 7 Ultimate.
Well i have 4 pc's in my home group (All have windows 7 ultimate). All are connected to each other under Home Groups. I wanted to share a folder but to only one pc.

i.e.

- Total PC's: PC1, PC2, PC3, PC4

- All are connected through Home Group (home group was created on pc1)

- I want to share a specific folder between PC1 and PC2 so that PC3 and PC4 wont be able to see/access it.

Please provide me with instruction on how to do that. I hope my question is clear.

Thanks.

A:How to share with specific PC on network in HomeGroup

This is not the only way but it is fairly simple.

1) On PC1 create a folder that is part of the HomeGroup area or that HomeGroup has access to.
2) Edit the permissions to only allow User1 on PC1 and User2 on PC2 to have access to the folder.

The other machines will see the folder but will not have access because they are not in the permissions group.

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Hi,
Can you explain to me how can I share a folder to specific remote person who is connected to our homegroup? We have a small office and all are connected and I would like to share some folders only to specific persons. When I open homegroup I can see everyone but when I making a rull for sharing, I do not know what to write to find those persons.
Please for advice?

Michal

A:Home group share to Specific People

You can't share with a remote network using Homegroups. It will only work on the LAN and also won't work in a domain.

Even if connected to a Homegroup locally you have to create extra User accounts on each machine in order for the User names to appear on the "share with" list. If you don't do that you will only be able to share with Everyone or Nobody.

There is a process for doing this but it's not easy, I can post it if you want me too.

If you need to share files with a remote machine try Team Viewer which needs to be installed on both machines.
http://www.teamviewer.com/index.aspx

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Hello,
I have one computer on our domain that can't connect to a shared drive. All other computers can, and it affects everyone who logs into the machine. When you try to map to it, or even use the unc path in windows explorer, you get an access denied error. If
you try from any other machine it works just fine. The machine can connect to other shares on the server just fine. 
Does anyone have any ideas? 

Thanks

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I have recently upgraded from XP SP3 to Windows 7, and have spent the last few days trying to figure out how to get the 'share with...' function to work. I have been searching for a solution and have seen that a lot of people have had trouble setting up sharing, but haven't found anyone who is having EXACTLY the same problems that I'm having. There are four computers on the network. All except mine are running XP SP3.

I have joined the workgroup, and can access the internet via the workgroup. I can access the shared folders and files that are on the other computers. If I set up the homegroup on my machine, I can select 'share with--->homegroup' or 'share with--->specific people--->everyone', and these files can be seen on the other computers. However, opening up the dialogue box for 'specific people', I cannot see other computers, or user accounts on other machines in the drop down menu. If I type the name of a user account or machine, it says that it cannot be found.

I read in one of the threads here about setting up a network with both xp and 7 machines that you cannot use a homegroup if there is one or more machine on the network not running Windows 7. I have turned off the homegroup, but this has not helped.

If worst comes to worst, I can still use sharing in the same manner that I used it on xp, but I would really like to use the 'share with...' ability, as there are things that I would like to share with my girlfriend that I don't want to share with everyone... Read more

A:'share with...' specific people aren't listed

Ok i might as well get the ball rolling on this.






Quote:
I have joined the workgroup, and can access the internet via the workgroup. I can access the shared folders and files that are on the other computers. If I set up the homegroup on my machine, I can select 'share with--->homegroup' or 'share with--->specific people--->everyone', and these files can be seen on the other computers. However, opening up the dialogue box for 'specific people', I cannot see other computers, or user accounts on other machines in the drop down menu. If I type the name of a user account or machine, it says that it cannot be found.


Don't quote me on this, but the machines might need to be configured to be part of a domain in order for you to add "domain" users from location you specified.






Quote:
I read in one of the threads here about setting up a network with both xp and 7 machines that you cannot use a homegroup if there is one or more machine on the network not running Windows 7. I have turned off the homegroup, but this has not helped.


W7 Homegroup is only for W7s only, that is correct.

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We currently block all our users from running .exe files on our network. However, we now have encrypted USB sticks, which to allow access a small .exe file needs to run.

Does anyone know how I can allow this 1 file to run, but keep the block on all other .exe files?

Can this be done through GP? If so, how?

We are running XP workstations, on a Win Svr 2003 domain.

Thanks

A:Allow users to run a specific .exe file

You need to talk to your IT person. Per our rules state we can't help with bypassing restrictions that have been placed on the PC.

BG

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Hello everyone

I hope someone can help me as I have been searching for this problem but didn't find a proper solution that can be effectively used to configure a user account.

I am trying to configure Win XP Pro where I want to be able to disable control panel, run button, hide c: drive etc. from the user that will be accessing it.

I found out that is possible to do this using local group policiy through gpedit.msc, however the settings affect all the accounts (admin included).

Is it there anyway/software that can ease this process so that I can select what restriction to apply for each or a set of users?

A:Help: Add restriction for specific users on Win XP

Is this computer part of a Domain? You can add the users to a Group Object in AD and set the restrictions in AD on the Domain Controller.

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Hi.

I've read multiple threads over the internet, but it always ends in the same story.

I have 3 computers (A, B, C), all windows 7 professional. All are part of the same home group.

I have a memory stick called Drive F:

I want to share Drive F which is located on Computer C with Computer B. But I don't want Computer A to see it.

I can easily share with "EVERYONE" and all computers see the drive and can access it.

When I try to change EVERYONE to Computer B using Advanced Sharing (using the permissions button) by I clicking the "Add" a "group or user name" a box comes up allowing me to select groups or users "From this location" (which you can then try to select a computer). Unfortunately, I only see the computer I'm on (computer A).

This is where I get stuck every time. I can't figure out how to get Computer C to show other network locations in that box so I can pick Computer B only.

Ideas hugely appreciated....

Frank.

A:Windows 7: Share with specific people: No other network locations

You can't hide the share, the best you can do is restrict access to it. I don't use homegroups, so I don't know if it allows that kind of access restriction. If you decide to use workgroups, I can help you configure your shares so only certain people can access the files/folders.

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I share my external HD over a network using the method from the bottom of this article...

Windows Networking: How to Share Devices With Others On the Network

It works very well actually and for a while I was able to shut down my computer or unplug drive and plug it back it or turn it back on and the settings were stored now forever whatever reason every time I do either I have to re-enter the share settings so the rest of the devices on my network can see it. Any way to get these settings to stick?

A:Unable to get specific drive share settings to stick

Hello CW mate just run these for starters if you haven't already it may be the OS filing system is a little out of whack in view of it working ok before.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

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Hi everyone,

I just want to ask, how am I supposed to add specific PC connected on my LAN.

see Image below.


you see, on the Properties of my hard drive > on the sharing tab > advance sharing > permission > then I want to add one. I'm stuck on entering the object name.. what I want to enter is my Other Laptop connected on my network.. by the way the hard drive I want to share is on my Desktop.

A:Hard Drive Permission to Share Specific PC on Network. Help

It's ok, you have done what needed to be done from the desktop. Close everything saved the disk properties window.

You now need to go on the laptop and in its My Computer window you need to click on "map a network drive", you select a drive letter (anyone is fine), and write the address you see in the sharing tab of the disk \\Jhude-pc\I in your casein the "folder" field. Or click on Browse and select it (writing it is faster).

In case you want to give the shared drive a more descriptive name than just "I", go in the advanced sharing tab and click on Add, write the name in the "share name", the click Ok and select that name from the drop down menu. Note how the address in the sharing tab is now different.

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Hi. There's something very basic about "sharing" that I'm misunderstanding.

Does the term "sharing" mean sharing with other computers on the network?

If so, then how do you share folders with another user on the same computer? Here's an example: Each of my sons has a Standard user account on the same computer. So 'A' can't access 'B's files, and 'B' can't access 'A's files. They want to be able to share certain folders, like pictures and music.

They could simply copy folders they want to share to the Public user folder, but that's not a practical solution. How do users on the same computer share files and folders? Is it possible to put restrictions on sharing ('B' can view some of 'A's photos, but he can't edit them, etc.)? There's got to be an easier way than fiddling with access permissions, which often ends up with unintended consequences.

Thanks for your help.

A:How to Share Among Users on the Same PC

You should be able to right click a folder choose share with and use the certain people access to allow other user accounts access.

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I have one Win 8.1 computer that husband and I share. Also a printer and two external backup drives. I have an account as owner/administrator, and have created a standard user account for daily non-admin use that I changed permissions for to be able to read/write each of the folders under This PC. But, the new account can't see them.

I've been reading about "Public Folders" and "Homegroup" but really don't know what way to go. Do I need a Homegroup because of the printer/external drives? Or should I use Public Folders? If Folders, where exactly would I save new items, like a document or song? Would they have to be saved in the User/Public folders and then automatically show up in a matching folder in the Library, but not really saved there?

I'm technically fairly illiterate, and my husband is whatever is worse than that...so I want it to be as easy to share as possible.

I guess, in a nutshell, I'm just not understanding this part of 8.1.

A:Best way to share with other users on same PC?

I have one Win 8.1 computer that husband and I share.



Hello way2ob2se,

After reading your post, I'm still a bit lost as to what you primary goal is when establishing two accounts in your current situation. Specifically, do you want to limit/restrict access to one account because it seems like you are try to give full access to the second account. Now, if my assumptions are correct, then why not just share the same account? Please understand that I am not trying to undermine your intentions but right now I'm just not understanding the logic. So, maybe you could try and reword it; however, if you think you have explained your issue clearly, then please wait for additional responses. For the record, my wife and I use the same acount on our single PC. Good luck in getting the response that your are looking for.

my2cents

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hi i don't know if you can actually do this but i would like to make it where
all users have all the same files folders desktop as i do.

reason: I've been locked out of logon before. i really prefer the simple welcome screen with no log on at all but i understand why you need to for security.

anyway, if i get locked out of logon it seems like it would be nice to have full access to all functions same desktop etc... to be able to easily go in and
fix it. all three logons are for myself with administrative privileges.

may sound crazy but sounds like it would be the easiest way to prevent
myself from being locked out.

example: in the past I've typed in my password and even chose no admin password
and have had logon rejected or hidden.

is this a stupid idea or possible?
thanks
 

A:Share all users xp pro

IMO, the REAL solution for you is to use a password removal tool whenever you encounter this situation. There are several. All they do is clear the password(s) for the accounts. So whenever you can't remember your password, just clear it with the password removal tool. I use Ultimate Boot CD which has one.

Best,
-- Andy
 

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I'm trying to use PsTools to remotely send messages to clients (using the 'msg' program) regarding the network (e.g. a server is going to reboot). When using it in command prompt, it works for some machines, but for others, it errors about not being able to use the admin$ share on the target computer. I tried accessing the share via Run..., but again, it failed. The targets are all Windows XP. How do I make sure the admin$ share is accessible by the domain controller?
 

A:admin$ share

Usually any share with a $ on it is a default admin share and is
limited to the local computers admin acount.
You probably need to change them to standard shares by unsharing
it and clicking apply,then share it again and apply.
That should change the share to one without the $ limitation.
 

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Hi All Windows Expert,

I have a Windows Server 2003, Win7Pro desktop A (User: John) and Win7Pro desktop B (User: Mary). 2003 sharing to Everyone has no problem. But I am stuck in this situation. I want John can Read & Write all files in 2003 folder (C:/testing) , Mary can only Read it.
They are in the same workgroup, Win Svr 2003 already added John & Mary user account, they have same password. In the folder(C:/testing) sharing setting & security setting, I have set John to Full Control, removed Everyone on both settings. But I still get this message when I click on the folder in desktop A (John) - Windows cannot access , You do not have permission to access.
Did I miss something? If I can't solve this, I can't move on Mary side.

I would be grateful if someone can provide any suggestion,
Thanks,

A:How to share folder (Win Server 2003) to specific people (Win7)?

You have Server 2003, but do you have a Domain ?? Let's start there since that's the easiest way to get the granularity you want.

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Hi all,

Title says it all really. I want to share an entire hard drive (in 'PC x') with only 1 computer ('PC y') on my home network, without 'PC z' & 'Laptop q' having access to that drive. I know how to share the entire drive with everyone, but I'm stumped as to how to solve my problem. PC x, PC y and Laptop q are running W7, PC z has W8.

Any help's appreciated, many thanks!

A:Share entire hard drive with specific computer in workgroup

Join the two PC's that need full access to each others folders and drives to a Homegroup. Do not add any other machines to this Homegroup.

Remove the Everyone share from the Security tab of the special shared drive or else Everyone in the Workgroup will have access. You only want to share this special drive by using the Sharing Tab, set to Everyone, read/write as required. You really should only share out the C:>Users folder rather than sharing the entire drive.

Both of the Homegroup machines will have full access to all shared folders and drives on all machines in the network but the machines outside the Homegroup will only have access to folders or drives which are shared to "Everyone".

This is the best and by far the easiest way to set this type of selective User sharing up.

Any questions let me know.

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Running Win7 Premium.

In addition to the admin user, who has all drives mapped correctly, I have a standard user for the kid. I have a drive S:\ (a partition of a drive, actually) that we have our financial stuff on (taxes, bank info, etc). I want to prevent the kid from accidentally deleting anything from this drive.

What I was thinking is removing the mapping for this drive from the Standard User.If I log into and unmap the drive from the Standard User, will the mapping still be there for the admin? Or, if there is a better way to remove the drive from the Standard User?

I don't want to create a permission that gives an "Access Denied" dialog box. I'd rather he not even know the drive exists.
 

A:Mapped drives for specific users

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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 how to securely share files between the Desktop and the Laptop, while prohibiting the Media Center "user" from being able to access the files?

Thanks,

Tom

A:File sharing to specific users

Welcome Tom
This may work
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html

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I've been googling my butt off for about 3 days now, and the all I keep finding is essentially, "use the group policy editor". Well, I'll be darned if I can find any info on how exactly to make it do what I want, which is:
Prevent specific users from having ANY internet access at all. Not simply restricting IE, but in essence disabling the network connection so that those particular users get the shaft. Certain users still require internet axx.
This is a single machine, XP Pro, connected directly to a high-speed line (adsl, with hardware firewall), used by a LOT of people, in a rather important environment (local fire station). Two users will be in control of everything (other than myself), as power users. I will be the only administrator. So I get that using the group policy editor is the way to go... but the changes it makes seem to be global, and not user/group specific...

How does one go about disabling the network connections / internet / etc, for those users / that group?

How does one then assign that group policy object to just that user/group?
So for once, I am asking to be treated like a n00bish little kid, because I need to be able to explain this to the 2 power users so they can understand what I have done.... I want to pass on the know-how so I don't have to keep doing this.... lol.
 

A:Restrict specific users internet axx in XP

I've seen this question asked many times, but there doesn't seem to be a clear cut solution. I just wished the Group Policy Editor had the option to disable internet access on a per-user level... But apparently not. The only thing I could think of is to use a "firewall". But after some Googling, I came up with THIS. I don't know if the suggestions given will do you justice, but worth a read nevertheless.
 

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I've been googling my butt off for about 3 days now, and the all I keep finding is essentially, "use the group policy editor". Well, I'll be darned if I can find any info on how exactly to make it do what I want, which is:


Prevent specific users from having ANY internet access at all. Not simply restricting IE, but in essence disabling the network connection so that those particular users get the shaft. Certain users still require internet axx.


This is a single machine, XP Pro, connected directly to a high-speed line (adsl, with hardware firewall), used by a LOT of people, in a rather important environment (local fire station). Two users will be in control of everything (other than myself), as power users. I will be the only administrator. So I get that using the group policy editor is the way to go... but the changes it makes seem to be global, and not user/group specific...

How does one go about disabling the network connections / internet / etc, for those users / that group?

How does one then assign that group policy object to just that user/group?


So for once, I am asking to be treated like a n00bish little kid, because I need to be able to explain this to the 2 power users so they can understand what I have done.... I want to pass on the know-how so I don't have to keep doing this.... lol.

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Hi guys;

I have a few machines running windows 7. Is it possible at all to use the group policy to limit functions to particular users. For example; if the user is a member of the 'limited user' group, specific rules apply, but if however the member is an administrator the policies do not apply?

There are several policies I have implemented however they get in the way for administrators.

How can I go about setting policies for particular users?

Thanks in advance.

A:Group Policy for specific users

Hello Scud, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you can use the tutorials below to have group policy settings apply to all but administrator, and/or to only specific users or groups.

Local Group Policies - Apply to All Users Except Administrators

Group Policy - Apply to a Specific User or Group

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi

How can I share the apps in Windows 8 among all users of a computer?

Thanks

Bye

A:Share the apps among all users

Hi balubeto,

It is in general not possible to share the apps among different users on your pc. You'd have to install them seperately per account.

There is a 'work around'.\ ==> You could logon to the Store, at the other user accounts, with your own master account. That way you can install the same apps.

Greetz,

Rover

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Hi,

I expected to find a question like this (and an answer) on this forum. I didn't find it, nor the answer, so I'll post the question myself. Sorry if I overlooked a similar question...

I have two user account on my computer; one for myself and my wife (this is an administrator account) and one account for the kids (which hasn't administrator rights.) I'm trying to share some files between those two accounts but the files from my account won't show up at the kids account.

I thought rightclick on the file, share with, kids account would do the trick but it doesn't. I've changed priviledges (right click, properties. under the security tab) to full but that didn't change anything either.
When I rightclick, chose share with specific persons. A window pops up that tells me I'm the owner of the files and the kids have right to read it. (which they can't because the files won't show up in their account.)

Obviously I'm doing something wrong but don't know what. Can anyone help?

I'm on windows 8.1. Both accounts are password protected; I'm unwilling to lose the passwords, also I feel that shouldn't be necessary. I don't want to user cloud services; as the files are on the same computer I feel that shouldn't be necessary as well.
All files I want to share are in the documents folder. I can't find any public folder, but I feel the sharing should be possible without it.

Help anyone?

flip

A:How to share files between users?

One easy way to do it would be to create a folder outside of the user's documents structure, call it something like Shared Documents or whatever you prefer. As long as it's not located within the User folder hierarchy all users should have access to it.

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All I want to do is share files between users on the same PC. I've tried everything... From right clicking on the file, properties, sharing, and selecting the users I want to share the file with. After these steps the file cannot be seen by other users. I also tried duplicating these steps and got an error message stating "Windows cannot find USER NAME".

I tried putting the file in the "Public Folder" which works but the problem is that every user can see the file. This is a problem, because I only want to share this file with my wife's account.

The windows help menu says its easy to share with specific people, but im starting to loose hope.....

Please Help!

A:Cannot Share Files between users on the same PC

Have you put the files in the public folder? e.g. C:/users/public/documents/Yourfile.txt
then propotizing it to specific users.

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I just bought a new HP Windows Home Premium 64bit HP PC and am migrating over (slowly) from an older XP machine. I have set up 3 user accounts, two of them standard, and would like two of the accounts (only) to share some of the same data files. For example, I use Picasa for photo storage and I would like to share one folder with pictures between me (admin account) and my wife (standard account). The third standard account (Guest) I would like to not have access to these folders. Same with our password folder (which contains just one file).
What is the best way to set up accounts and folders to accomplish this?

A:How can two users share the same data?

Welcome
The best way is to set up permissions according to your needs
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html

Edit: The correct tutorial
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

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Hello.
How can I give admin right to a specific application? For example, On some client PCs users not have permission for install and update application and they need admin account for it. How can I let users to install or update specific applications without
admin account?

Thank you.

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Hello,
I try to mount a network drive using command net use between 2 computers : 
Windows XP (admin$) (keyboard Qwerty, EN)
Windows 10 Pro (net use) (keyboard Azerty, FR)
net use p: \\<ip_xp>\admin$ /user:<ip_xp>\administrator  <password>
But I have the error inside the sÚcurity event viewer : 529
Something like that : 
Logon
Failure:
Reason:
Unknown user name or bad password
User
Name: susan (different every few mins)
Domain:

Logon
Type: 3
Logon
Process: NTLMSSP
Authentication
Package: MICROSOFT_AUTHENTICATION_PACKAGE_V1_0
Workstation
Name: 
Caller
User Name: username
Caller
Domain: our romain
Caller
Logon ID: (0x0,0x3E7)
Caller
Process ID: 9692
Transited
Services: -
Source
Network Address: -
Source
Port: -





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(The goal is to build a VM through VMware Converter)

Regards,

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I found after the Windows Update in Nov 2017, most of PCs (more than 500) in my company change the Admin$ Share behavior. Now the Admin$ Share can read only but not writable. Any ways to fix it?

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