I turned off simple file sharing.
If I share a directory, under the share tab, I click the Permissions button and have "everyone" added with Read permission set.
If I go to another computer, it won't allow me to access my shared directory so it wouldn't work, my computer could be seen, but not entered into to view the shared directory (both computers are on same subnet/network name)
I used the file sharing wizard and found that, under the shared directory properties window, under security tab, it added in "everyone" group with read/list files/execute properties.
Once it did that, file sharing correctly worked.
Now my question: isn't the Security tab for setting access (read/write/modify/execute) permissions for LOCAL ACCOUNTS (as in, has nothing to do with accounts accross a network to share files)
If thats the case, then what is the purpose of the PERMISSIONS BUTTON under the share tab of a directory to be used for? (It has "everyone" group, with read permissions)
I was just under the assumption that the Security tab only affected rights for local accounts on the computer (say you don't want the BOB account accessing SUE's word document directory sort of thing)
And I was under the notion that the PERMISSIONS button under the share tab was to set file sharing access permissions (hense why I was dumbfounded why it wouldn't work, even though it had "Everyone" group specified with read permissions).. it only worked after Everyone group was also added to the security tab of the directory. (Hope everyone gets what I'm talking about)
Hope everyones understanding my puzzlement.
If "everyone" group isn't under security tab, file sharing won't allow you read access to the directory, even though the "everyone" group is under the "Permissions" button in the share tab.
I'm just confused. Please explain why this is the case?
Edited by fear187, 04 May 2006 - 09:50 AM.