Ok.. I have had nothing but problems trying to sync up two computers.
I have them both on a common modem for the internet access. Both hooked up to the modem through NIC cards. Both have software firewalls but I even stopped the firewalls for troubleshooting.
They are Win XP pro on both boxes. I have went through ALL the "setting up networks" processes for both. I have set each one up with individual computer names, but similar.
I have shared the folders and set permissions. Being XP pro (NTFS) I can set the permissions even tighter, or more relaxed.
Ok.. My problem. I can see one of the boxes under windows explorer or "My network places". And I can see it and get to the first level of folders but it wont let me go beyond that first folder. I think I see why, cause it is using the "simple share" permissions instead of the NTFS "user permissions". I can get through that.
The thing that is baffling me is... One box cant even see the shares from the other box, wont even post them up. And the other sees the shares but limits me to just seeing them (permissions issue Im thinking).
The box that wont even see the shared folders knows there is another computer there (on the workgroup) cause when I go to "view workgroup computers" it lists it as part of the workgroup. So it sees the computer, but wont publish the drives.
Now, I can set the "everyone" permission under the NTFS permissions not the "sharing permissions" (different you know) to what I need, basically all functions, like admin privileges but I dont know if thats all that secure.
When I set "everyone" to admin control I can access all the files on the one box.. I can have my firewall up and still have access with "everyone" but I dont think thats a good method, with setting "everyone" with full control..
And long story longer... What I think I should be able to do is set up both computers with a "User" account that has access (with a password cause of XP pro) and set permissions just for that "user" Meaning, can I set full access for User X and keep all the other permissions the same?
I made users on each box and I cant figure out how to remotely log into the "server" with this user.
And if so how?? I have each computer named differently, lets say A and B. I have placed the user of each computer on both. Can I do what Im trying to do?
Sure, I can go easy and set "everyone" at full access. But am I still protected? My firewall is tight, I think, its stealth. Want my IP, all you get is the same ol Verizon info and my browser info, no open ports to be seen..
Ok, Im at a loss here. I just want to transfer files from one box to another through the "shared folders" system. Nothing that many of you guys dont already do.. With a lil security..
Any help?? Thanks guys JR