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Set Up Access Control Lists on the Shares

Click Permissions. Notice how, by default, the Everyone group has Full Control. This means that all users can read, write, and even delete files. That's not what we want at all!

To change the share permissions:

  1. Click Add, and then choose Object Types.
  2. Un-check Built-in security principles and Groups, because we only want to see Users.
  3. Click OK. From this location should show the name of your computer.
  4. Choose Advanced, and click Find Now.
  5. Click on the users who should have access this share.

Power User Tip: Ctrl-Click allows you to make multiple selections!

_x0000_i1045Click OK, and the users are added:

You may repeat this to add additional users. When done, click OK.

_x0000_i1046You're now back at the ACL editor. By default, the newly-added users have read-only access. If you want them to have read/write access, then tick the Change box. You need to do this for each user! Select each user in the list in turn, and specify Change permission. Don't give limited users Full Control.

To prevent Guest access to this share, we must remove the Everyone group! Select it, and click Remove.

_x0000_i1047The ACL is now as we want it: Boystuff is only accessible by Alasdair and Fraser. Click OK to close the ACL permissions window.

Then click OK to close the share properties. Now, only the specified users can access the shared folder!

_x0000_i1049Right-click the Girlstuff folder, then repeat the procedure above to give Iona and Catriona Change permission for the share. Remember to remove the Everyone group!

_x0000_i1050Finally, right-click the Kidstuff folder, and repeat the procedure to give all the kids Change permission for the share. Again, remember to remove the Everyone group.

The share permissions are now set up on the XP Professional machine.

XP Pro File Sharing
1. Disable Simple File Sharing
2. Create User Accounts
3. User Account Passwords
4. Create User Groups
5. Create Shares
6. Access Control Lists
7. NTFS Permissions
8. Connecting from Clients
9. Sharing My Documents
10. Q & A
11. Troubleshooting
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