Windows network folder access on Workgroup
Bit of a strange one and I think I pretty much know the answer. But just wanted to double check.
I have a network that is all WinXP pc's on a workgroup. No DC or server of any kind. What the client wants to be able to do is to be able to restrict certain local users (local to the individual pc's) from accessing something that is shared out from another WinXP pc.
I don't think this is possible as they want to leave it with allow everyone full access on that network share (currently nobody puts in a username or password to access it) as this is how they have done it in the past with the users.
The only way I could see this working is if we restricted access, created a user on the computer with the share and then everyone just puts in that logon when they want to access it. Either that or put the computers that these users will be using on a seperate network. Either that or get them to spring for a server and setup a domain for them.
But is there something I am missing here? Is there a way to restrict these local users from access this network share?