QUESTION: Sharing Vista Folders (w/XP?)

Posted: 02-22-2009, 01:24 AM
Hi...

I have 6 XP PCs and just setting up a Vista PC... with a small LAN. On the
Vista... I shared DESKTOP and DOCUMENTS (only)... gave EVERYONE permissions,
etc... no problem on that. However... what's confusing/annoying is...
opening My Network Places shows PUBLIC and USERS on the Vista PC... and NOT
DESKTOP and DOCUMENTS.

1. Why is USERS shown? I didn't share this higher folder?

2. Why am I forced to drill further down... when I shared the
SUB-folder to start with?

Definitely a time-waster but seems like a security issue also!!

Thanks in advance
Steve


QUESTION: Sharing Vista Folders (w/XP?)


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Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
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Re: QUESTION: Sharing Vista Folders (w/XP?)
Posted: 02-22-2009, 01:49 AM
Hi
Desktop and Document appear under Users Admin, Default, All Users, Public,
etc.
Check carefully which one you shared.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)

"Steve" <abc12345@aol.com> wrote in message
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> Hi...
>
> I have 6 XP PCs and just setting up a Vista PC... with a small LAN. On
> the Vista... I shared DESKTOP and DOCUMENTS (only)... gave EVERYONE
> permissions, etc... no problem on that. However... what's
> confusing/annoying is... opening My Network Places shows PUBLIC and USERS
> on the Vista PC... and NOT DESKTOP and DOCUMENTS.
>
> 1. Why is USERS shown? I didn't share this higher folder?
>
> 2. Why am I forced to drill further down... when I shared the
> SUB-folder to start with?
>
> Definitely a time-waster but seems like a security issue also!!
>
> Thanks in advance
> Steve
>
Steve
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Re: QUESTION: Sharing Vista Folders (w/XP?)
Posted: 02-23-2009, 07:22 PM
Hi Jack...

I just UN-shared "DESKTOP" (under USERS) and shared "DESKTOP" (under
DEFAULT)... now DESKTOP shows up... but not the one I want.

My "user" is named OWNER... what I started out with was... opening Computer,
C:, Users and Owner... under Owner, I shared Desktop and Documents. As I
first said... on my XP PC... My Network Places shows Vista-PC (and the other
XP PCs)... I open Vista-PC and I see Public and Users (not Desktop and
Documents)... click Users and I see Owner and Public... click Owner and I
see Desktop and Documents.

I want this to look like my XP PCs... where I see "Desktop on Vista-PC" and
"Documents on Vista-PC"... it's a waste of time to have to click 2-3 more
times to get where I want... and it should be a security issue to even SEE
"Public" and "Users".

Thanks for your response tho!
Steve




"Jack (MVP-Networking)." <jack@discussiongroup.com> wrote in message
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> Hi
> Desktop and Document appear under Users Admin, Default, All Users, Public,
> etc.
> Check carefully which one you shared.
> Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
>
> "Steve" <abc12345@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:ez0JIxIlJHA.5112@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> Hi...
>>
>> I have 6 XP PCs and just setting up a Vista PC... with a small LAN. On
>> the Vista... I shared DESKTOP and DOCUMENTS (only)... gave EVERYONE
>> permissions, etc... no problem on that. However... what's
>> confusing/annoying is... opening My Network Places shows PUBLIC and USERS
>> on the Vista PC... and NOT DESKTOP and DOCUMENTS.
>>
>> 1. Why is USERS shown? I didn't share this higher folder?
>>
>> 2. Why am I forced to drill further down... when I shared the
>> SUB-folder to start with?
>>
>> Definitely a time-waster but seems like a security issue also!!
>>
>> Thanks in advance
>> Steve
>>
>

 
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