I have seen many answers to various flavours of this question but no one gives a clear answer to a clear question. I would ask that any answer not generalize. Thanks!
A 3 computer, peer to peer, WORKGROUP network all connected through a gigabit switch to each other and from the switch to a 10/100 router and then to the cable modem and the net. One computer acts as a server of sorts as well as its regular day job. Each computer has, for the sake of discussion, a single user who is an administrator. Some user accounts may =have been setup as Standard users originally and later upgraded to admin. No HOMEGROUP is used.
I wish to share some folders on the pseudo-server, some read/write for everyone. A couple restricted to specific users.
the read/write to all folders are not an issue.
Now the fun part.
How the &%&% does one 'login' with a userid and pswd to the restricted folders? I get it that one must map the folder but beyond that, I have tried to offer some 'credentials' but it will have none of it.
Let's say Fred wishes to access the folder on Martha's computer. As instructed in various places, I've created a local account 'Fred' on Martha's machine.
Various things I've read suggest that the credentials that are needed are simply the user name 'Fred' and whatever pswd that was placed on the account on Martha's computer.
What am I doing wrong?
Do I need to add a '\\' somewhere??? Do I need to restrain myself from cursing and offering up hand gesture towards Redmond for a week? what??
Thansk for any info.