I have 20 PC's on a peer to peer network with ADSL connection. They're all working fine, running XP Pro SP2. Network is very stable with good connectivity. I have turned off simple folder sharing on all of the computers so that some folders on some PC's may have restricted access. However the last two PC's that I have introduced have confused me. They appear to be configured the same as all the other PC's but when other users (with administrator account) try to access the shared folder on these machines they are asked for a user name and password. Named users for the folders include "everyone" plus "administrators" with full control. The folder can be accessed by typing the correct user name and password. However, I don't want the password to be common knowledge, nor do I want them to have access to some other shared folders on this PC. Where is it going wrong??
To update, I found that by turning folder sharing off, reverting back to simple folder sharing and then running the network wizard everything worked fine when I turned simple folder sharing off again on one of the original two PC's.
The second PC only allows access to all users as long as simple folder sharing is used.
I haven't set the users into groups. There are only 2 or 3 pairs of individuals that would need to share folders with restricted permissions. This seems to work fine on the other PC's.
The PC that I'm having this problem with is in our accounts dept and I want to limit access to a single shared folder while maintaing general access to another folder.