Re: access to users files/resources on xp home from a WinME networked pc
From: mgm (mgmombo_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 16:34:03 -0500
Sharing steps I've taken
1.) loggon via Client for Networks (ME box)
2.) Duplicate exact user-names for both boxes
3.) shared both roots (C:) with all users having full access
4.) shared xp's user "My Documents" with all users having full access
5.) mapped all shares on appropriate box
6.) created shortcuts to mapped shares
7-- AHMEN-- ME CAN access the mapped XP user "My Documents", not just the
guest "All user" folder
8) ME cannot access XP program files, local account or favorites or windows
Whew... Malke, I couldn't have done this without your help... much-o thank
"Malke" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> mgm wrote:
> > Thank you Malke.. you hit the nail on the head. WinXP home allows
> > network connections as a "guest". Meaning that anyone on WinME can
> > read/access the
> > NTFS "All User" account but not individual user accounts . This is a
> > permissions issue due to the differences in security. The "network
> > wizzard" on winXP home mapped the winMe access to the "all user"
> > account which is why I'm stumped???.
> > So the question still remains from my original post. If this were and
> > XP pro
> > box, I would just alter the "guest" account to admin priviledges. But
> > since XP home hasn't this utility, what do I do?
> I think the easiest way to share files between different operating
> systems in such a small network is to:
> 1. Give the ME box a user account and password if they don't already
> have one. Log in using Client for MS Networks, not the Windows Family
> Logon. You can automate the logon with TweakUI (get the correct version
> for ME, not the XP one).
> 2. Make an identical user account/password on the XP box. Remember that
> XP Home users can't share their My Documents directory, so put files to
> be shared in the Shared Documents folder, and enable sharing
> If that doesn't help, please post back and tell us exactly what files
> need to be shared and their location. Give good details about what you
> are trying to do.
> MS-MVP Windows User/Shell
> Elephant Boy Computers
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