[24hoursupport] Re: Another Networking Question

  • From: Ron Allen <chizotz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Spider <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 23:23:23 -0600

Hello Spider,

Yes indeed, that does seem to work exactly as I want it to.

I didn't have a "permissions" tab, so I had to figure out that you had
to disable simple file sharing for it to work. Once I got past that
hurdle, it seems to work great.

Wow! That give me access to about another 70 gigs of space that was
just going to waste on that machine. Now, what to put there...


Thank you for the help. Network admin stuff is (obviously) not my


Sunday, February 8, 2004, 1:03:22 PM, you wrote:
S> Ron,
S> I'm going to assume (you substitute the actual names) the computer
S> containing the information to share has a computer name of Computer1 and the
S> folder you want to share is D:\My Documents.  You should also have a user
S> account for rallen that is a member of the administrative group.  (you said
S> below you do anyway).  Go to that computer and access the properties of the
S> My Documents folder.  On the share tab, create a new share called mydocs$.
S> That will make it a hidden share.  Go to the permissions section while
S> setting up the share and just have the administrative group and the single
S> rallen account listed for permission.  Now go to computer2 (the one you want
S> to access this folder from) and map a drive to \\computer1\mydocs$ and when
S> you get prompted for a user name and password, type for the username,
S> computer1\rallen, and the password you have set for that account on
S> computer1. (there MUST be a password set on that account).  If your pc's are
S> seeing each other on the network, that should allow you to access that
S> folder.  Let us know how it works out.

S> Spider
S> http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/spiderweb1.htm

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