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When trying to add permissions for various networking tasks I try to add specific computers and users from across the network, however when I try to add permissions I click

select users>add>locations (for the root of the search) and all I can see is the local computer. I cant see any higher than that. Of course if I search for anything it has to be on the local computer. How can I get the root of the search to be something different than the local computer?

All computers running Win 2007
Edited by Poppinj - 1/13/11 at 11:22pm
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Doing that requires a centralized database of users (ie, active directory). To access files/resources on a non-AD computer, users must either have a local account on the computer or be on a computer in the same homegroup.

Basically, you can either do it the old way, which is to create accounts with the same username/password on every computer in your network, or use a homegroup, in which case you aren't able to limit access to specific users/computers within the homegroup.
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Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I'm sure I can find some tutorials online to help me set it up now that I actually know what I'm looking for.

I just set up my home network and I'm going crazy trying to figure all the security stuff out. A lot of it is over my head so I'm having to learn as I go. A lot of the stuff I'm sure is completely unnecessary for a home user like me. I'm acting like I'm running Bank of Americas servers or something.
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As stated, if you haven't deployed a domain using Active Directory, you'll have to create user accounts on each box. It's not that big of a deal for home use. If you had something in excess of a few PC's I'd go the AD route, though.
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Well like I said. I'm really worried about my secuity but I really have no need to be. Since I don't haveto many computers and this is for a home network I guess I shouldn't even worry about it. It just seems creepy to me to allow "everyone" full permissions.

I did all of the security basics like no ssid broadcast, 18 char wireless password, change router password, changed default workgroups, static ips and software firewalls. I just hope I'm setting everything up right.
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