Add Remote User Account To Local Group in a Workgroup

Add Remote User Account To Local Group in a Workgroup

Post by TUFUV » Sun, 15 Jan 2006 10:33:02


I have a simple peer to peer congfiguration in a workgroup. I would like to
have it so that I can assign different permissions to different shares.
However, when i go to add a user to a local group, it will only let me select
user accounts from this computer (and not other computers in the workgroup).
I have tried the \\computername\user syntax, but of course it doesn't find
it. Is this just how it is? Is there a way to accomplish this without
having a domain?
Using Windows XP Pro SP2 on all computers.
Thanks
MATT
 
 
 

Add Remote User Account To Local Group in a Workgroup

Post by Chuc » Sun, 15 Jan 2006 11:31:18

On Fri, 13 Jan 2006 17:33:02 -0800, "MATT" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



Matt,

Workgroup authentication only works for local accounts. You have to setup, and
activate, a local account (on the server) to match the remote account (on the
client), and give both accounts identical passwords, for the remote user to
access the share.
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Add Remote User Account To Local Group in a Workgroup

Post by Lanwench [ » Mon, 16 Jan 2006 02:53:11


MATT < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > typed:

To do what you're asking, you would need a server OS and a domain...not a
workgroup.

For a workgroup, create identical users/passwords on the "server" computer
you're using, so they match what the other users log in as on their own PCs.