I currently have two computers (both running XP Pro) connected to my router. When sharing files, I could only add local users to the list of users allowed to access the shared folders. This turned out to be fine, as when I connect to computer A using computer B, a dialog appears asking me for a user name and password. There I could enter a user that is local to the remote computer, and therefore could access the shared files. Strangly enough, when I try to connect to computer B using computer A, no dialog box appears. So when I try to open the shared folders, I am denied access. I cannot find any settings that are different on the two computers. Yet for one I am prompted to login and for the other I am not. Why is this happening? Or perhaps there is a better way to set up permissions for shared files?
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5/9/04 at 10:03pm