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Different Workgroups For Different Profiles

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#1 ncrs107


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:40 AM

I have a workgroup (peer to peer) network with several computers. I have a mixture of XP Pro and Vista Business systems. One Vista computer is in an area where it is open for Guest Users. I have multiple profiles for different workers to use and a guest profile for everyone else. I would like for the guest profile not to have access to the shared resources of the workgroup. In the easiest terms I would like for the Guest profile to log into it's own unique workgroup separate from the business workgroup.

Anyone know how to make this work?

Edited by ncrs107, 14 August 2008 - 08:41 AM.

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#2 RandomUser


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:52 PM

Not so much this, but you may want to try using Group Policies to limit the resources that the guest account has
access to in the workgroup. You can do this by opening a run dialog box and typing mmc and hit enter. Then you'll want to
add the correct snap in's. Add the Local Computer policy, and set the access that you'd like. You can Also use NTFS permissions
to limit access to Shared Files, Folders, and Printers.

The MMC would be a starting place. The nice thing about these two methods, is that they're mostly intuitive.

Creating an MMC

Local Group Policy

How to set NTFS Permissions.

Please be aware of what NTFS permissions are prior to setting them
for users. Setting them incorrectly can result in undesired effects.
I suggest google prior to using NTFS permissions.

#3 ncrs107

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:42 AM

Thanks for the reply. I will try to test this today to see if it will solve the problem.

Thanks again.

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