Permission Setup.... Help, anyone?


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lorne

hi all,
i hope i'm in the correct area for this:
i have a network (server running SBS2003), and 6 computers running xp and 1
running 2k pro. On the 2k pro machine, i want it to be able to see only one
particular computer of the 6 and nothing else!
I dont have a clue how to do this... right now the computer can see the
entire network and can access 5 / 6 of the xp machines.
the login user is setup as a guest account with no password required (there
is obvisously an administrator's account - password required).
Can anyone guide me in how to set this up?

A much appreciated "thank you" to all.
 
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Richard G. Harper

Short of using routers to segregate the computers into different subnets
there's no way to stop computers from browsing available workgroups or
domains. By setting exclusive usernames and passwords you can prevent
opening resources but you can't stop the other computers from being seen.

--
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* PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
* for the benefit of all. Private mail is usually not replied to.
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L

lorne

thanks richard,
ok, that makes sense....
being that the xp machines do share data amongst themselves and therefore
have folders set for sharing, the w2k machine only needs to see/share on one
of the xp machines. but since the other machines have shared folders, how
can i stop the w2k machine from accessing them and only accessing the one
xp?


Richard G. Harper said:
Short of using routers to segregate the computers into different subnets
there's no way to stop computers from browsing available workgroups or
domains. By setting exclusive usernames and passwords you can prevent
opening resources but you can't stop the other computers from being seen.

--
Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] (e-mail address removed)
* PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
* for the benefit of all. Private mail is usually not replied to.
* My website, such as it is ... http://rgharper.mvps.org/
* HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


lorne said:
hi all,
i hope i'm in the correct area for this:
i have a network (server running SBS2003), and 6 computers running xp and
1
running 2k pro. On the 2k pro machine, i want it to be able to see only
one
particular computer of the 6 and nothing else!
I dont have a clue how to do this... right now the computer can see the
entire network and can access 5 / 6 of the xp machines.
the login user is setup as a guest account with no password required
(there
is obvisously an administrator's account - password required).
Can anyone guide me in how to set this up?

A much appreciated "thank you" to all.
 
R

Richard G. Harper

Are these computers in a domain or a workgroup?

--
Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] (e-mail address removed)
* PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
* for the benefit of all. Private mail is usually not replied to.
* My website, such as it is ... http://rgharper.mvps.org/
* HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


lorne said:
thanks richard,
ok, that makes sense....
being that the xp machines do share data amongst themselves and therefore
have folders set for sharing, the w2k machine only needs to see/share on
one
of the xp machines. but since the other machines have shared folders, how
can i stop the w2k machine from accessing them and only accessing the one
xp?


Richard G. Harper said:
Short of using routers to segregate the computers into different subnets
there's no way to stop computers from browsing available workgroups or
domains. By setting exclusive usernames and passwords you can prevent
opening resources but you can't stop the other computers from being seen.

--
Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] (e-mail address removed)
* PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
* for the benefit of all. Private mail is usually not replied to.
* My website, such as it is ... http://rgharper.mvps.org/
* HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


lorne said:
hi all,
i hope i'm in the correct area for this:
i have a network (server running SBS2003), and 6 computers running xp and
1
running 2k pro. On the 2k pro machine, i want it to be able to see
only
one
particular computer of the 6 and nothing else!
I dont have a clue how to do this... right now the computer can see the
entire network and can access 5 / 6 of the xp machines.
the login user is setup as a guest account with no password required
(there
is obvisously an administrator's account - password required).
Can anyone guide me in how to set this up?

A much appreciated "thank you" to all.
 
L

lorne

workgroup

also, on the w2k computer, where would i go to set permissions so that the
user (i will change him from guest to user) cannot uninstall or install
programs and downloads from the internet?

thanks

Richard G. Harper said:
Are these computers in a domain or a workgroup?

--
Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] (e-mail address removed)
* PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
* for the benefit of all. Private mail is usually not replied to.
* My website, such as it is ... http://rgharper.mvps.org/
* HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


lorne said:
thanks richard,
ok, that makes sense....
being that the xp machines do share data amongst themselves and therefore
have folders set for sharing, the w2k machine only needs to see/share on
one
of the xp machines. but since the other machines have shared folders, how
can i stop the w2k machine from accessing them and only accessing the one
xp?


Richard G. Harper said:
Short of using routers to segregate the computers into different subnets
there's no way to stop computers from browsing available workgroups or
domains. By setting exclusive usernames and passwords you can prevent
opening resources but you can't stop the other computers from being seen.

--
Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] (e-mail address removed)
* PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
* for the benefit of all. Private mail is usually not replied to.
* My website, such as it is ... http://rgharper.mvps.org/
* HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


hi all,
i hope i'm in the correct area for this:
i have a network (server running SBS2003), and 6 computers running xp and
1
running 2k pro. On the 2k pro machine, i want it to be able to see
only
one
particular computer of the 6 and nothing else!
I dont have a clue how to do this... right now the computer can see the
entire network and can access 5 / 6 of the xp machines.
the login user is setup as a guest account with no password required
(there
is obvisously an administrator's account - password required).
Can anyone guide me in how to set this up?

A much appreciated "thank you" to all.
 
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R

Richard G. Harper

If the computers are in a workgroup, then you have to go to each computer
and set up the users that you wish to have access to each and every share.
You must create a user with the same name and password that is used to log
onto a computer that you want to be able to access the one you're creating
the user on and assign rights in the Sharing tab for each shared resource.

As for blocking downloads and installs, sorry, no idea. Ask in an Internet
Explorer newsgroup for that.

--
Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] (e-mail address removed)
* PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
* for the benefit of all. Private mail is usually not replied to.
* My website, such as it is ... http://rgharper.mvps.org/
* HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


lorne said:
workgroup

also, on the w2k computer, where would i go to set permissions so that the
user (i will change him from guest to user) cannot uninstall or install
programs and downloads from the internet?

thanks

Richard G. Harper said:
Are these computers in a domain or a workgroup?

--
Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] (e-mail address removed)
* PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
* for the benefit of all. Private mail is usually not replied to.
* My website, such as it is ... http://rgharper.mvps.org/
* HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


lorne said:
thanks richard,
ok, that makes sense....
being that the xp machines do share data amongst themselves and therefore
have folders set for sharing, the w2k machine only needs to see/share
on
one
of the xp machines. but since the other machines have shared folders, how
can i stop the w2k machine from accessing them and only accessing the one
xp?


Short of using routers to segregate the computers into different subnets
there's no way to stop computers from browsing available workgroups or
domains. By setting exclusive usernames and passwords you can prevent
opening resources but you can't stop the other computers from being seen.

--
Richard G. Harper [MVP Shell/User] (e-mail address removed)
* PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
* for the benefit of all. Private mail is usually not replied to.
* My website, such as it is ... http://rgharper.mvps.org/
* HELP us help YOU ... http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


hi all,
i hope i'm in the correct area for this:
i have a network (server running SBS2003), and 6 computers running
xp
and
1
running 2k pro. On the 2k pro machine, i want it to be able to see
only
one
particular computer of the 6 and nothing else!
I dont have a clue how to do this... right now the computer can see the
entire network and can access 5 / 6 of the xp machines.
the login user is setup as a guest account with no password required
(there
is obvisously an administrator's account - password required).
Can anyone guide me in how to set this up?

A much appreciated "thank you" to all.
 
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