I have a LAN of Windows XP Home Edition computers (my clients). My server has Windows XP Professional. I need to avoid that some users of a client computer (some need the access the others don't) have access to some folders in my server. I know that the best way to achieve this is by Windows Server Operating system, but I can't get it so I need something based on free software. I think the solution may come from setting a password to that folders.
Is there a better solution?
In case there's not, Is there any way to set a password to a folder in Windows professional? In case there's not, a better solution what's the best software to set a password to several folders in Windows XP professional?