Require password to access shared folder on other computer


Ken Isaacson

Vista SP2

I have a small home network, with shared document folders on each computer.
How do I configure the share to require someone from computer A to enter a
password when accessing the shared folder on computer B?


Ken Isaacson
SILENT COUNSEL, a legal thriller



Jack [MVP-Networking]

Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
Firewall instructions.
General example,
Windows 7 Work Network,
Vista File and Printer Sharing-
Windows XP File Sharing -;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing
XP -
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing
XP -
Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista (Not need for XP-SP3) -
Sharing between Windows XP and Mac -
When done hard reboot all network computers and the Router.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).

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