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We all miss the windows 98 sharing ,Because of its flexibility and easy to use , just share and write the password for folders and you can set different passwords really it was easy, but it lake for security. while windows xp concern about security the sharing become complicated ,but still have the flexibility. This Article introduce how to protect some folders from accessed by any one from a workgroup or other workgroups. And Enable access to some users or groups implicitly without prompt for password. (windows xp do this because he pass the username and password over a network [hack tip])
1-Creat an Account with password and Remove Shares
From Control Panel (start-> control panel) from control panel choose "User Accounts".
creat a new user account with password, this must be done even if you have an account. We will not depend on the built in user account "Administrator account". Let us say the name is "Admin" and password is "password" you can change them . Remove any share that you want to protect it. Right Click on the shared item -> choose "Sharing and Security...".
2-Disable Simple File Sharing open My Computer from menu choose Tools-> From Tools Choose "Folder Options" .
.From Folder Options.
Go to the item you want to share then. 3-Log Off then Log On With the new Account and create a protected share Now you have this Account called "Admin" and password "Password".". window will appear you will notice it is differ from the previous. Right Click on the shared item -> choose "Sharing and Security... .Uncheck "Use simple File Sharing (Recommended)" then press "OK".
choose "don't share this folder" this is Administrative share !!!. then choose "Share this folder" you will notice that a new name appear .You will notice there is [$] with drive share. A message will appear choose yes. Then click Apply.
. here we will set the permissions.Click Permissions button in the window.
click "Remove" To remove access by Everyone .". .. then click "Add..
From this window click "Advanced" .
This mean it will prevent access except for the allowed users. Now you setup a protected share that require "Authenticated Users". In the next window click "Ok". In the next window click "Ok".Click "Find Now" then choose from the list "Authenticated Users" then Click "Ok". In the next window click "Ok". 4-Add Authenticated Users and Groups .
. Now Click on The "Manage My Network Password" if it doesn't appear restart then log On Again.After you setup the protected shared you need to add users to consume this share From Control Panel (start-> control panel) choose "User Accounts" Click on The "Admin" account (the new account that we created) .
let us see Let us consider this problem : You have a company with different departments. or even any one that enter a group name and become from the group members.for each department in a group you want all members in the group can exchange protected information freely!! .any thing and prevent other from other groups.shared media .files . Instead of this Windows Xp has the solution . when i say that windows xp pass the user .Here we can Add users name and passwords related to the groups. What will you do? you can't say i will Add users they may be 100 or 1000 so it is not professional!!. But a question rise if the users is 100 or 1000 do i have to Add all those users!!.
that was the solution. That was simple solution .name and the password to the protected share on the other machine .you will not create an account (but really i test it .let us see another solution.it appear some times and disappear many times and give you deny access message !!! ). [hack tip]. If you Guarntee that the log On passaport will appear . so you will not Add many accounts instead you will Add one PC in a group but with our "Admin/Password". For Simple use we will Add our Account "Admin/Password" and this account will be created on any machine that want to consume the share . . so for Guarantee that you can access the sahre you must have an account match the account in "Manage My Network Password" in the target machine . because it passed and checked and approved . So If any one want to access the protected share simply he will create an account and log on with it. so For the Department you will ask them to creat this account on their machines if they want to access the share so when they create the account and log on with it and try to access the share the protected share receive the user/password and compare it with the user/password in the "Manage My Network Password" if it Match the protected shared will be available to you. if it dosen't Match windows Xp will either prompt you that you have no permission. or it will open a log on passaport to write user/password and this happen rare and without rules . So whatever the PC name is and The group is windows xp will check only the user name and the password for client machine. so when he access the protected share he will not prompt for password.
Add users then add group that group your users and create what you want from users and groups.5-Use Different password for folder and folders and Manage each password with privileges Right Click on My Computer choose Manage -> from Manage choose local users and groups -> choose users. .
.when you are going to group users (check step "3-") multiselect users from the list.
for each Add to the share select the privilege allowed for each group and users .
Note : here CairoHacker account have full control access to the share .but CairoHacker also a member of the Meno group so he have 2 privilege (1 for read and 1 for full control what do you think windows xp will do !! check it your self) Hack Tip about passwords flow over the network As you can see windows xp really pass the user/password on the network so we can collect it LC5 SMB Capture . while the tow others Meno (the group) and Authenticated user have read only access .
You can add a user or group. Enable the priveledges you want that account to have using the checkboxes and Apply the changes. Then right-click on the folder you want to share and select Sharing and Security. Then click the add button. If other people will be accessing the folder who you do not want to use your password. Click the Permissions button. This all looks more difficult than it is. you will need to set up another account for this purpose. Then go to the View tab. Open an explorer window and Select Tools>Folder Options. then click the Find Now button on the new window. On the Sharing Tab select the radio button option to "Share this folder".ou will need to enable Advance File Sharing. Users need to be added inthe format MACHINENAME\USERNAME. Find the account you will use for the password and select it. Then set up the permissions. Note: You will need to use the username and password of a user account on the machine that is sharing the folder. In fact if all your machines are running XP (Pro for the computers sharing) you can set it up so users only have access to what they are supposed to have wihtout having to use their passwords. Change the share name if you want. The easiest wat to add one is to select the Advanced button. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the Advanced Settings options and remove the checkbox in the "Use simple file sharing (Recommended)" option. Click OK twice. Select the Everyone group and remove any checkboxes in the Allow column. For example you can create an .
If someone is logged into a different account on computer B and there is no access set up on computer A. I have 5 different computers set up in my home and everyone has their own account. . Then if someone is logged into computer B on the Dave account and tries to access the folder on computer A. you can use X-Setup to remove their account from the login screen.g. On computer A set up a folder and sharre it for the account Dave.account on two different computers with the same usrname (e. then they will be prompted for a username and password. the username and password is sent with the request from computer B and access is granted automatically. I set up accounts for all users on all of the machines so that I can creates shares wherever and give each user the access (or lack thereof) they require. Dave) and the same password. (They can still login if they know how to get to the classic logon prompt though .but I'm sure there are better ways to prevent them from logging in as well). If you don't want users to log into computers they are not supposed to.