I have a XP PRO (SP3) machine that acts as a file server on our network. Currently there are several shared folders that everyone has access to, however I need to create a new share that only certain LAN PC's/Users can access.
What I have tried so far
- Creating a local user on the XP machine called 'TEST' with password '12345'
- Removing the 'Everyone' permission rule on the shared folder
- Creating a new permission rule for user 'TEST' (full access)
However when I now try and access the shared folder from another machine on the LAN I just get a permissions error.
What I would like to happen is either....
That the user on the PC trying to access the share be prompted with a login box where they could enter the credentials for the 'TEST' user I created (and hopefully then be able to save the password for future use).
Create local user accounts on the file server that match the user names of the of the LAN users that are permitted to access the share, and then give them the appropriate access rights in the permissions management.
p.s. I have noticed that when adding new user permissions there is a location field (that is locked) that has the file servers name in it by default, is there anyway to select another workstation within the same workgroup here ?
Edit: Simple file sharing is turned off