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The end goal is this:

I want all users on all PC's on the network to have READ access to this shared drive.

I only want SELECT users on SELECT PC's on the network to have READ AND WRITE access to the drive.

It's basically just a RAID array that I'm using as a file server that I want everyone to be able to read/execute stuff from, but I only want my user accounts on other PC's to be able to modify/write to the drive. This is to prevent any unwanted tinkering with my stuff.
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I would setup two accounts on the local machine with the raid. One with read, one with read/write, then share the drive, map it to each PC and use the appropriate credentials for the access the user needs.

or just have everyone with read access and create single/multiple accounts with write access.
Edited by Gallien - 7/5/13 at 7:03am
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Your options are numbered if you want to do it in a Windows built-in solution, buddy. wink.gif
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I only want SELECT users on SELECT PC's on the network to have READ AND WRITE access to the drive.

That is the difficult part and I'm not entirely sure it can be done outside of a domain or proper workgroup setting. The user accounts are enough to set up permissions but limiting it to select PCs at the same time is more difficult. To be sure I am understanding it correctly you want to have users A, B, and C and you have computers 1, 2, and 3. You want A, B, and C to read the shares from computer 1, 2, or 3. At the same time you want user A to have full control of the share but only from computer 1. If user A is at 2 or 3 they would only have Read access, correct?
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I only want SELECT users on SELECT PC's on the network to have READ AND WRITE access to the drive.

That is the difficult part and I'm not entirely sure it can be done outside of a domain or proper workgroup setting. The user accounts are enough to set up permissions but limiting it to select PCs at the same time is more difficult. To be sure I am understanding it correctly you want to have users A, B, and C and you have computers 1, 2, and 3. You want A, B, and C to read the shares from computer 1, 2, or 3. At the same time you want user A to have full control of the share but only from computer 1. If user A is at 2 or 3 they would only have Read access, correct?
Yeah that would be the ideal solution.

However setting it up so that I just need to login with a specific account on the PC with the shared drive to write would also be acceptable. I just set the sharing permissions so "Everyone" has Read access and my personal account (which share the same name and password as my main PC) have Read AND Write access. Seems to be working, and I didn't even have to log in!

How would I go about changing the account I'm logged into after already accessing the shared drive/folder through Windows Explorer?
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