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Trying to Get Password Protected Sharing to Work Properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Yes that Everyone setting is default for the User folder, I think they do that just to show people how it's done because it was a question I've had to answer many times in the past.

    The Everyone share is easily removed and yes, you should remove "Everyone" from the list, otherwise anyone connected to your network would have access to the entire user folder. It's best to remove this Everyone entry by going to the root of C drive then to the User folder, right click, properties, security tab, edit button, highlight Everyone, hit the remove button.

    The best trick is to add a local account "WhichEverNamePC" from your LAN on your main PC, after that, this same PC name will appear on your "Share With" list and you can set up shares that pertain to only that user. You can add or remove permissions for each individual user or machine on your LAN this way.
    I am having trouble with the "WhichEverNamePC" idea and would like to put it on hold for awhile. Initially, I am not sure if you are just expressing things we have talked about before in a more general sort of way.

    Anyway, I started thinking about removing "Everyone," and, for the first time, paid attention to the notation at the bottom of my second snip (i.e., the snips are in the reverse order of how they should be viewed). I followed the link to the first snip area in network and sharing. Focusing on the second check box shown in the first snip, what user accounts and passwords to you think the reference is to? Do you think the idea being expressed here is, pretty much as we have discussed before, to set up a standard user accounts for each Homegroup member on the computers of all other HomeGroup members. If so, then, at the HomeGroup level, PPS would work the same, in general, as it does if all computers are in the same workgroup with HomeGroup not being used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    The Everyone share is easily removed and yes, you should remove "Everyone" from the list, otherwise anyone connected to your network would have access to the entire user folder. It's best to remove this Everyone entry by going to the root of C drive then to the User folder, right click, properties, security tab, edit button, highlight Everyone, hit the remove button.
    I suppose you also could just remove the permissions checks for "Everyone"--to also disable that share across the network, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    The best trick is to add a local account "WhichEverNamePC" from your LAN on your main PC, after that, this same PC name will appear on your "Share With" list and you can set up shares that pertain to only that user. You can add or remove permissions for each individual user or machine on your LAN this way.
    Clarifications please. So, in my case, I'd, say, add, on my main PC (Computer1--with User name UserA), local user accounts for, say, UserB (the user on Computer2) and UserC (the user on Computer3). Then, these accounts would be added automatically to the share with list on Computer1. And, I believe you are saying do the same thing analogously on Computer2 and Computer3 (would the passwords for a given user have to be different on each machine for PSP to work?). So, for example, if I wanted to access the shares on Computer1 from Computer2--logged on as UserB, then, with PSP on, I'd login to Computer1 across the network using the UserB account and password on/for Computer1. Or, am I missing the point completely? Is what you are saying something new. Or, is what you are saying what we have talked about before--having local accounts for all pertinent users on each computer (perhaps with passwords differing across computers for a given user for PSP to work?). I am thinking that a key to PSP is logging on to, say, Computer1 from Computer2 using a user account (UserB) not logged already logged on with on Computer1 (UserA).

    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    With the password protected sharing, I believe that once the PC as been accessed once with the User name and password, it then remembers the credentials which I believe is why it doesn't pop up again.

    If a user already has access permissions with the appropriate security settings it over rides password protection.
    That seems unfortunate--since you have to accept on faith that PSP is working after initial logons. that is, after initial logons everything would feel like PSP is off--ugh!

    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    For larger networks you can set up group permissions then add users to those groups.
    Got it.

    Going the route discussed above, it seems like an easy and natural thing to do would be to not use HomeGroup to keep things "clean." Using HomeGroup, though, would easy the "burden" of individual folder sharing for HomeGroup computers and enable streaming perhaps easier.

    Edit: I am having trouble awarding you and Shawn reps; can't do so until I award others reps. But, almost no one else ever helps me with my questions. Go figure! The rep system is broken anyway.
    Last edited by znod; 09 Dec 2012 at 10:50.
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