I'm working out a solution to a complicated file copying workflow in a laboratory environment. One solution hinges on normal users (who must not have administrator privileges) running a script that will share a directory owned by them on the network. Is this possible?
(I don't have access to any Windows 7 machines - otherwise I'd test this).
For context, the workflow would go something like this:
- User logs in
- Script runs automatically, sharing a directory (eg, My Documents\MyData) on the network as "MyData", read/writable by anyone. (In reality, this network has only one other PC, immediately next to it physically, so there's no actual security risk.)
- On the other PC, a script mounts the "MyData" shared directory.
- The same physical user saves data to this shared MyData folder from the second PC.
- User logs out of both PCs, script unmounts everything.
Hence, the directory that the user is saving to from PC 2 is dependent on which user is logged in on PC 1.
If the rest of that isn't possible as well, please say so :)