Re: How to enable multiple folders to be shared on the network?

cloud36 wrote:
I am using actually:
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2 SP 2.
Should I post again in:
Windows XP Media Center Edition?

XP MCE is a superset of XP Pro. See below:

If one or more of the computers is XP Pro or Media Center:

1. If you need Pro's ability to set fine-grained permissions, turn off Simple File Sharing (Folder Options>View tab) and create identical user accounts/passwords on all computers.

2. If you don't care about using Pro's advanced features, leave the Simple File Sharing enabled.

Simple File Sharing means that Guest (network) is enabled. This means that anyone without a user account on the target system can use its resources. This is a security hole but only you can decide if it matters in your situation.

I think it is a good idea to create the identical user accounts/passwords in any case in home networks.

Elephant Boy Computers
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