Sorry for the delay in replying. I wanted to take time to make my description as easy to follow as possible without leaving anything out. Things got pretty busy in my offline life, too.
I am thinking that it may help me explain by including an image of the network.
is my laptop (Lenovo B570, Win 7 SP1, 64-bit)Esther
is another laptop (Lenovo B575, Win 7 SP1, 64-bit)grandma
is a desktop (Dell inspiron 531s, XP SP3, 32-bit), five user accounts (two administrator and three standard users)timethief and Esther
are on a Win 7 Homegroup
This is how I would like to have sharing enabled for each computer and user. This may be a little redundant, but I want to describe which direction the sharing is available.grandma
- sharing of my administrator user account folders and the other administrator's user account folders with timethief
- sharing of the other administrator's user account folders with Esther
- I do not want timethief or Esther to depend on all three computers to be running for sharing. Grandma plus either or both of the other machines is great.
I have this portion working like I want it.Esther
I want Esther
to share folders with only with her shared folders in grandma
, not my shared folders in grandma
. However, I wish to have access to Esther's
folders which are shared with grandma
I want access to all
shared folders in both grandma
There is a (hopefully) well thought out group of reasons for desiring this type of sharing if it is reasonable to establish it without too much trouble.
- I do not want the other administrator to be able to accidentally modify any of my shared folders.
- All three machines will be primarily used in three different rooms of the house. I hope to have the facility to troubleshoot sharing problems encountered by the other administrator without going to another room. This may include modifying a shared folder or send a message containing instructions via a shared folder.