I've a long-standing problem that is getting me down. My home network has three computers:
- Server - Windows Home Server 2011
- PC Windows 7 Professional
- Mediacentre Windows 7 Home Premium
The server has a small SSD boot drive and a large drive used for media files. I want all network users to have full read/write access to the shared drive in the server, regardless of location or account type.
Easy? Not a bit of it.
When I initially set the server up I tried configuring it as instructed (workgroup not domain, and with Homegroup enabled) but ran into many permission problems. I've tried assigning full control to everyone at the drive and folder level but that doesn't seem to work.
I set the Library settings for all network users to use only the Share folders on the server. Media Player, DLNA clients etc. use this location only for media.
In the server dashboard I've set the user account sharing settings for all users to read/write.
I tried adding the remote users into Group Policy (in which I'm definitely no expert) but the remote resources aren't listed so I can't add them.
Basically, all users can browse and read files from the Share but can't create or modify them.
I've gotten round this by always saving new files to the Public folder on the server and then remote into the server to manually move them into the correct folders so other users can see them properly.
Can anyone decipher what I might be doing wrong in this situation?
As suggested by harrymc, here is a breakdown of the user accounts etc.
Account Role Notes Administrator Administrator John Standard RDP enabled, otherwise standard account TV Standard Created only to try and overcome the problems
Account Role Notes Admin Administrator Never logged in John Standard Used 90% of the time Janet Standard
Account Role Notes Admin Administrator Never logged in TV Standard Login used by all users for TV, media etc. John Standard
Permissions for Share are set to allow Full Control for all accounts (Everyone, HomeUsers, John, TV and Guest).
In the Server Dashboard I've added the TV and John accounts and given them full read/write permissions to all shared folders and libraries.