Windows XP Home and XP Pro networked with Windows 7 Pro



WinXP Home and WinXP Pro networked with Windows 7 Pro
How to make this work?

2 WinXP home Pc's
1 WinXP Pro PC
1 Windows 7 Pro (acting as server for files and backups)

I need them all available on the network which is the easy part.
How do I allow only 2 of the PC's (1 XP home & 1 XP Pro) have access to a
certain folder?

This folder is available on the network, but mapped to the two PC's as the
other one shouldn't have access to it.

Currently nobody can access this folder only see that it exists on the

Any help would be appreciated!



Jack [MVP-Networking]

Win7 when configured on peer-to-peer Network Win 7 has three types of
sharing configurations.
HomeGroup Network = Works only between Win 7 computers. This type of
configuration makes it very easy to Entry Level Users to start Network
Work Network = Basically similar to the previous methods of sharing that
let you control what, how, and to whom folders would be shared with.
Public Sharing = Public Network (like Internet cafe) to reduce security
For best results log to each computer's System Screen and set all the
computers to be on a Network with the same name while each computer has its
own unique name.
Home Network is very basic and lacks advanced setting. If you opt to use the
Work network.
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,
Win7 -
Win7 Work Network specific folder sharing -
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) -
When finished with the setting of the system it is advisable to Reboot all
the hardware including the Router and all computers involved.
*Note. Some of the processes described above are done Not for Windows sake
but to compensate for different Routers and the way their firmware works and
stores the info about the computers that are Networked.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).

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