Hey guys, I'm relatively new here, but I'm sure someone can help me out, so I'll give you the scenario that I'm facing with my network and hopefully you can provide me with some aid.
At the moment I have a small home network running through my wireless router. The router provides all computers connected to it with an internet connection, and I've also created a small file and printer sharing network between my desktop, my laptop, my mother's desktop and my brother's laptop. All computers are running Windows XP other than my laptop which is running Vista.
Currently, all the computers can connect to each other, and a few files are being shared on the network. To share files and folders at the moment I simply right click the one in question and enable sharing. For some I have only set read permission so that my brother can't go and edit my music collection and things like that.
Though what I want to do now, is be able to share a folder (which will probably end up being an entire drive) between my Laptop and my Desktop, but I don't want my brother's laptop, or my Mum's, to be able to have read or write access to these files.
I think I am close to understanding it, I right click on a file or folder, click Sharing and Security, then I click "Share this folder", and it shares, but when I click the permissions button, which brings up the "Share Permissions" dialog, and under "Group or user names:" it has only "Everybody" that I can set permissions for. I then click "Add" but when I type my laptop's computer's name (CAMERON-LAPTOP) it says it can't be found. I try changing the "Location" but the only one there is my desktop's name.
So essentially, if anyone here has any idea how I can set sharing permissions for files with XP so that I can add a single node to have read and write permissions, it'd be great if you could help me.